England throwing away a victory in injury time on Saturday night got the 2016 European Championships underway in familiar fashion; however there are a good number of early MLB games this working week to either complement the football or to give you a good option to avoid it.
Three games stand out from the list, subject to usual caveat that starting pitcher assignments can change.
Clayton Kershaw is currrently on schedule to pitch in a day-game for the Dodgers against the D-Backs on Wednesday and just 25 minutes that Stephen Strasburg potentially will be taking the mound for the Nationals during a significant series against the Cubs.
The Cubs are then in early action again on Friday and that may well see Jake Arrieta starting against the Pirates.
All times are in BST.
Monday 13 June
No early games
Tuesday 14 June
17.37. Philadelphia at Toronto (Eflin – Stroman)
Wednesday 15 June
20.10. NY Yankees at Colorado (Nova – Bettis)
20.40. LA Dodgers at Arizona (Kershaw – Corbin)
20.40. Miami at San Diego (Nicolino – TBD)
20.45. Milwaukee at San Francisco (Guerra – Cueto)
21.05. Chicago Cubs at Washington (Hammel – Strasburg)
Thursday 16 June
17.10. Cincinnati at Atlanta (Straily – Wisler)
18.10. Seattle at Tampa Bay (Iwakuma – Andriese)
20.35. Texas at Oakland (Lewis – Mengden)
Friday 17 June
19.20. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Liriano – Arrieta)
All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription. TV coverage of MLB comes courtesy of the BT Sport channels and these are highlighted above, as are any games that are available to view online for free via MLB.com. The above list of games just shows those starting before midnight UK time. The full schedule of MLB games can be found on MLB.com