The week begins with a game from Citi Field as Bartolo Colon takes to the mound – and, just as importantly from a viewer’s perspective, to the batter’s box – against the Chicago Cubs.
After a fallow evening on Tuesday, there are four early games on WednesdayÂ in which Oakland and Seattle are in action against NL East teams, whilst Toronto and Milwaukee meet in an important series between two teams looking to make the playoffs.
The headline story on Thursday will come from Tropicana Field when David Price visits with his new team, the Detroit Tigers, just a few weeks after being traded away by the Rays.
The working week then ends, or perhaps we should say the weekend begins, with a day-game from Wrigley Field as the Cubs host the Orioles in an Interleague match-up.
All times are in BST.
Monday 18 August
17:10. Chicago Cubs at NY Mets (HendricksÂ -Â Colon) *BT Sport2
Tuesday 19 August
No early games
Wednesday 20 August
17:40. Texas at Miami (MartinezÂ -Â Eovaldi) *ESPN
18:05. Seattle at Philadelphia (PaxtonÂ -Â Hamels)
19:10. Toronto at Milwaukee (DickeyÂ -Â Nelson)
20:35. NY Mets at Oakland (WheelerÂ -Â Samardzija)Â *ESPN
Thursday 21 August
18:05. Houston at NY Yankees (KeuchelÂ -Â McCarthy)
18:10. Cleveland at Minnesota (KluberÂ -Â Hughes)
18:10. Detroit at Tampa Bay (PriceÂ -Â Cobb)Â *ESPN
21:05. Arizona at Washington (MileyÂ -Â Gonzalez)Â *ESPN
Friday 22 August
19:20. Baltimore at Chicago Cubs (GausmanÂ -Â Arrieta)
All of these games are available to watch live via theÂ MLB.TV subscriptionÂ atÂ MLB.com. The early games being shown on BT Sport or ESPN are highlighted above. The complete schedule for this weekâ€™s MLB games can be found onÂ MLB.com