The final month of the MLB regular season is upon us and it looks like we’re in for a treat as teams battle it out for playoff spots; some trying to avoid the one-game Wild Card contest, others desperate to be a part of it.
A public holiday in the States gets the month, and this working week, off to a good start as we have a host of day-games to enjoy during the British evening on Monday.
Among them are important games from the NL Central (Pirates vs Cardinals), the AL West (Mariners vs A’s) and the AL Central (Tigers vs Indians). The latter could provide the outstanding pitching battle of the day with David Price and Corey Kluber scheduled to take the mound.
After a gap on Tuesday, the five games starting before midnight U.K. time on Wednesday offer another game each from the Pirates-Cardinals and Mariners-A’s series. The latter game is currently scheduled to be a potential pitching classic between Felix Hernandez and Jon Lester. Wednesday also gives us a clash between the current leaders in the NL East (Nationals) and NL West (Dodgers).
The Monday holiday means that we have a very rare Thursday without any day-games, but you can get the weekend started with some live baseball on Friday courtesy of a game at Wrigley Field between the Pirates and Cubs.
All times are in BST.
Monday 1 September
18.00. Philadelphia at Atlanta (Hamels – Teheran) *ESPN
18.10. NY Mets at Miami (Wheeler – Alvarez)
18.10. Boston at Tampa Bay (De La Rosa – Smyly)
18.35. Minnesota at Baltimore (Hughes – Gausman)
19.15. Pittsburgh at St. LouisÂ Â Â Â (Cole – Lynn)
19.20. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Nelson – Turner)
21.00. Detroit at Cleveland (Price – Kluber) *ESPN, MLB.com Free Game
21.05. Seattle at Oakland (Young – Hammel)
21.10. Arizona at San Diego (Cahill – Ross)
21.10.Â San Francisco at Colorado (Hudson – Morales)
Tuesday 2 September
No early games
Wednesday 3 September
17.10. Philadelphia at Atlanta (Buchanan – Santana) *ESPN
18.10. Pittsburgh at St. LouisÂ Â Â (Volquez – Miller) *MLB.com Free Game
19.10. Washington at LA Dodgers (Zimmermann – Haren) *ESPN
20.10. San Francisco at Colorado (Vogelsong – Bergman)
21.10. Seattle at Oakland (Hernandez – Lester)
Thursday 4 September
No early games
Friday 5 September
19.20. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Worley – Wada) *ESPN
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