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MLB this Week: Astros and Twins on show

by Matt Smith

CovMLBUK2014We’ve got eight MLB games to enjoy this working week starting before midnight UK time.

The Dodgers and Rockies are playing a double-header on Tuesday and the first game will get going at 20.10 BST. Zack Greinke would be LA’s starter on his normal schedule, although he may get moved to the night game instead.

Wednesday should feature the return to action of the Yankees’ Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. He missed the whole of May due to problems with his right wrist and forearm so he will probably be on a lower pitch count thatn normal in his first game back. He’s scheduled to face off against young Mariners righty Taijuan Walker who was terrific in his last start on Friday against Cleveland, striking out eight over eight scoreless innings.

On Thursday, heading into the season neutrals would not have been excited by the prospect of catching games involving the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins, yet their strong form has provided two of the biggest surprises so far this season.

All times are in BST.

Monday 1 June

No early games

Tuesday 2 June

20.10. Dodgers at Rockies (Greinke – De La Rosa)

Wednesday 3 June

18:45. Brewers at Cardinals (Nelson – Lackey) *BT Sport2
20:40. Braves at D-Backs (Foltynewicz – De La Rosa)
20:40. Yankees at Mariners (Tanaka – Walker)
20:45. Pirates at Giants (Liriano – Hudson) *MLB.com Free Game, ESPN

Thursday 4 June

18:08. Athletics at Tigers (Hahn – Sanchez) *MLB.com Free Game, ESPN
19:10. Orioles at Astros (Chen – Keuchel)
21:05. Twins at Red Sox (Gibson – Wright) *ESPN

Friday 5 June

No early games

All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription. TV coverage of MLB comes courtesy of the BT Sport and ESPN channels and these are highlighted above, as are any games that are available to view online for free via MLB.com. The above list of games just shows those starting before midnight UK time. The full schedule of MLB games can be found on MLB.com.

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