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MLB this weekend: Great pitching match-ups

by Matt Smith

The first few days of the 2013 MLB season certainly haven’t disappointed and there are a great selection of games taking place this weekend during the British evening.

Saturday’s games include John Lackey’s first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing the whole of the 2012 season. A Felix Hernandez start is always worth watching and he takes on the White Sox today, whilst the Washington Nationals are looking to bounce back from a 15-0 thumping by the Reds on Friday night.

There are some tremendous pitching match-ups on Sunday, most notably in Detroit, Toronto, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Arlington (Texas).

ESPN America is concentrating on the NCAA Basketball Final Fours on Saturday evening, but they will be showing the Yankees-Tigers game on Sunday evening and then the ESPN Sunday Night game between the Angels and Rangers. The latter will be Yu Darvish’s follow-up to his oh-so-near-perfect performance against the Houston Astros.

All times are in BST.

Saturday 6 April

18.07. Boston at Toronto (Lackey – Happ)
18.10. Seattle at Chicago White Sox (Hernandez – Axelrod)
18.10. Washington at Cincinnati (Detwiler – Leake)
18.10. Miami at NY Mets (Nolasco – Niese)
21.05. NY Yankees at Detroit (Hughes – Scherzer)
21.05. LA Angels at Texas (Hanson – Harrison)
21.05. St. Louis at San Francisco (Miller – Vogelsong)

Sunday 7 April

18.05. NY Yankees at Detroit (Sabathia - Verlander)*ESPN America
18.07. Boston at Toronto (Lester - Dickey)
18.10. Washington at Cincinnati (Strasburg - Cueto)
18.10. Miami at NY Mets (Fernandez - Laffey)
18.35. Minnesota at Baltimore (Hernandez - Hammel)
18.35. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta (Samardzija - Hudson)
18.35. Kansas City at Philadelphia (Shields - Hamels)
18.40. Cleveland at Tampa Bay (Masterson - Price)
19.10. Seattle at Chicago White Sox (Iwakuma - Sale)
19.10. Arizona at Milwaukee (Kennedy - Gallardo)
19.10. Oakland at Houston (Anderson - Harrell)
21.05. St. Louis at San Francisco (Wainwright - Cain)
21.10. Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers (Locke - Ryu)
21.10. San Diego at Colorado (Volquez - Chacin)

01.00 a.m. LA Angels at Texas (Weaver - Darvish)*ESPN America

All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com.  The early games being shown on ESPN America are highlighted above, while the full ESPN/ESPN America schedule can be found on their website.  BBC 5 Live Sports Extra can be found on digital radio, digital TV and on the BBC.co.uk website (coverage on the website is only available to UK residents). The complete schedule for this week’s MLB games can be found on MLB.com

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