As we head into the final couple of weeks of the regular season, the number of day-games can tend to reduce as teams maximise revenue from the home games they’ve got left by playing them in the evening.
That’s good news for fans Stateside that want to watch their team, but does limit the number of games we can watch live at a convenient time during the working week from the UK.
However, what we lack in numbers this week – with only four games scheduled to start before midnight UK time – we make up for in their importance.
The LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are battling for the NL West crown, and to avoid the Wild Card play-in game, and both teams are in action on Wednesday taking on the Rockies and D-Backs respectively.
Fans of the Dodgers can also catch their team live during the British evening on Friday as LA travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Cubs. Clayton Kershaw would be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers if he stays on his normal rotation schedule.
In between it’s the turn of the AL West to take centre stage on Thursday as the Oakland A’s host the Texas Rangers. The last month or so has been painful for A’s fans as what looked-like being a run towards their third consecutive division title has turned into an almighty scrap just to keep hold of a Wild Card place.
All times are in BST.
Monday 15 September
No early games
Tuesday 16 September
No early games
Wednesday 17 September
20.10. LA Dodgers at Colorado (TBA- De La Rosa) *MLB.com Free Game
20.40. San Francisco at Arizona (Bumgarner – Delgado) *ESPN
Thursday 18 September
20.35. Texas at Oakland (Holland – Hammel) *ESPN
Friday 19 September
19.20. LA Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (Kershaw – Doubront)
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