MLB This Week: Play-off contenders on show

We’ve got early MLB games to watch live during the British evening on four days out of five this working week.

It starts with two games from the latest Windy City series, with the Cubs hosting the White Sox. Both games are on BT Sport/ESPN and Monday’s contest is also available for all to watch free online at

Wednesday’s batch of games includes a number of teams in the hunt for a play-off spot.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played extremely well of late to get themselves back into the NL Central race and they will be looking to build on that against a Giants team that is a long way out.

Meanwhile Chris Sale is scheduled to take the mound at Safeco Field for the Red Sox against the Mariners, being shown in the UK on BT Sport1.

Thursday’s games include the finale of a three-game series between the Brewers and Nationals (BT Sport/ESPN) as Milwaukee try to get themselves back on track after a difficult spell coming out of the All-Star break.

The Free Game is an early game between the A’s and Blue Jays and currently is scheduled to be a good pitching match-up featuring Sean Manaea and Marcus Stroman.

All times are in BST.

Monday 24 July

19:20 White Sox at Cubs (Gonzalez (4-9), Hendricks (4-3)) * Free Game, BT Sport/ESPN

Tuesday 25 July

19:20 White Sox at Cubs (Rodon (1-3), Lackey (6-9)) *BT Sport/ESPN

Wednesday 26 July

17:10 Orioles at Rays (Jimenez, Cobb) *BT Sport/ESPN
18:05 Reds at Yankees (Bailey (2-4), Severino)
20:40 Braves at D-backs (Garcia (4-7), Godley) * Free Game
20:40 Red Sox at Mariners (Sale (12-4), Moore (1-2)) *BT Sport1
20:45 Pirates at Giants (Williams (4-4), Samardzija (4-11))

Thursday 27 July

17:05 Brewers at Nationals (Garza (4-5), Roark) *BT Sport/ESPN
17:10 Angels at Indians (Ramirez (9-8), Bauer (8-8))
17:37 Athletics at Blue Jays (Manaea, Stroman) * Free Game

Friday 28 July

No early games.

All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription. TV coverage of MLB in the UK 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 The above list of games just shows those starting before midnight UK time. The full schedule of MLB games can be found on

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