We draw a blank on pre-midnight starts on Monday and Tuesday, but there are plenty of games to choose from on the next two days and we then have the first of what will be a regular Friday evening visit to Wrigley Field this season.
David Price and Chris Tillman should match up on Wednesday as the Rays and Orioles battle at Camden Yards and there’s equal competition for your eyeballs from the National League with Francisco Liriano and Johnny Cueto set to duel in Cincinnati.
The highlight of the week – provided starting pitching assignments are not adjusted – should come on Thursday in a marquee match-up between Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park. That game will be broadcast live on ESPN.
All times are in BST.
Monday 14 April
No early games
Tuesday 15 April
No early games
Wednesday 16 April
17.35. Tampa Bay at Baltimore (Price – Tillman) *MLB.com Free Game
17.35. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (Liriano – Cueto) *ESPN
18.10. St. Louis at Milwaukee (Kelly – Peralta)
20.40. NY Mets at Arizona (Gee – McCarthy) *ESPN
Thursday 17 April
18.05. Atlanta at Philadelphia (Wood – Pettibone)
18.08. Cleveland at Detroit (Masterson – Porcello)
18.10. Toronto at Minnesota (McGowan – Gibson)
19.05. Seattle at Texas (Ramirez – Scheppers)
20.45. LA Dodgers at San Francisco (Greinke – Bumgarner) *ESPN
23.40. Colorado at San Diego (Anderson – Kennedy)
Friday 18 April
19.20. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (Simon – Samardzija)
All of these games are available to watch live via theÂ MLB.TV subscriptionÂ atÂ MLB.com. The early games being shown on ESPN are highlighted above. The complete schedule for this weekâ€™s MLB games can be found onÂ MLB.com