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MLB early games: Monday to Friday

by Matt Smith

There are live MLB games to watch every evening this working week.

ESPN America has a game every evening, including two from the Toronto-Detroit series and a Friday game from Wrigley Field.

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra will feature Detroit for the second Thursday in a row and if the starting pitcher schedules hold true it should be a good match-up on the mound between Josh Johnson and Doug Fister.

All times are in BST.

Monday 8 April

19.05. Baltimore at Boston (Chen – Buchholz) *ESPN America
19.20. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Estrada – Jackson)
21.05. NY Yankees at Cleveland    (Kuroda – Jimenez)
21.10. Minnesota at Kansas City    (Correia – Santana)
21.15. Cincinnati at St. Louis    (Latos – Garcia)

Tuesday 9 April

18.05. Toronto at Detroit (Morrow – Sanchez) *ESPN America
23.40. LA Dodgers at San Diego (Beckett – Richard)

Wednesday 10 April

18.05. Toronto at Detroit (Buehrle – Porcello) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day
18.45. Cincinnati at St. Louis (Bailey – Westbrook) *ESPN America
19.05. Tampa Bay at Texas (Moore – Holland)
20.40. Pittsburgh at Arizona (Sanchez – Miley)
20.45. Colorado at San Francisco (Francis – Zito)

Thursday 11 April

18.05. Toronto at Detroit (Johnson – Fister) *BBC 5LSX, ESPN America
19.20. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (Vogelsong – Villanueva)

Friday 12 April

19.20. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (Cain – Samardzija) *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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Joe Gray April 8, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Hi Matt,

I’m getting a bit more back into MLB this year. This might be a silly question, but presumably the MLB TV free game of the day is just an early-season gimmick to show it off and get people like me hooked…?

Watching Cueto and Strasburg duel last night as I prepared dinner was rather nice (and for free!).

I’ve got my radio subscription going again, in any case.



Matt Smith April 9, 2013 - 8:17 am

Hi Joe

The Free Game of the Day feature was there all last season so hopefully that will apply again this season. They do tend to do a decent number of day games as well (a cynic would suggest that working week day games free still allows the networks to get their audience figures in the evening!).

Your comment is a good reminder that I hadn’t put the Free Games on this post! They normally only have them highlighted a couple of days ahead, rather than for the whole week, so I’m going to build that in to update the post as I’m doing them all season.



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