All times are in BST
Monday 28 April
No early games (and only seven MLB games at night)
Tuesday 29 April
No early games
Wednesday 30 April
18.45. Milwaukee at St. LouisÂ (Garza – Miller) *ESPN
The third game of a three-game set as the team that enter this week with the best record in MLBÂ takes onÂ last year’s National League champs.
19.10. Detroit at Chicago White Sox (Porcello – TBA)
Staying in the Central but moving across to the American League, this would have been Erik Johnson’s starting slot for Chicago but a 1.1 inning outing against the Rays on Friday saw him demoted to Triple-A. We’ll wait and see who the White Sox move into the rotation as a result.
Thursday 1 May
18.10. LA Dodgers at Minnesota (Beckett – Correia) *ESPN
The first day of May offers us just one early game. It might seem like a mismatch on paper, but the beauty of baseball is that you never know what might happen on a given day. The Dodgers will be hoping that Josh Beckett’s strong eight-inning performance against the Rockies on Friday is a sign of good things to come.
Friday 2 May
19.20. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (Lyons – Arrieta) *ESPN
A slow week for day-games does at least end on a high with a contest from Wrigley Field with a classic rivalry between the Cardinals and Cubs.
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