Shelby Miller returns from the Disabled List for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their game on Monday against the Phillies. Miller has been a desperate disappointment so far in his first season with Arizona and the D-Backs can only hope that his time on the sidelines has not only got him healthy but given him a chance to clear his head and start to perform as they hoped he would.
Wednesday’s batch of seven early games are highlighted by a World Series re-match between the Royals and Mets – made even better by the scheduled starting turn of star turn Bartolo Colon – and a Cards-Cubs match-up that is currently in line to involve Michael Wacha and Jake Arrieta.
Thursday’s early games include a contest from Fenway Park between the Red Sox and the White Sox. James Shields has not impressed his new team’s fans since his trade for San Diego to Chicago. Taking on Boston’s batting lineup may not be exactly what he had in mind as an opportunity to turn things around.
All times are in BST.
Monday 20 June
18.05. Arizona at Philadelphia (Miller – Hellickson) *MLB.com Free Game
Tuesday 21 June
No early games
Wednesday 22 June
17.10 Atlanta at Miami (Wisler – Conley)
18.05. Colorado at NY Yankees (Gray – Sabathia)
18.10. Kansas City at NY Mets (Duffy – Colon)
19.10. LA Angels at Houston (Shoemaker – McCullers)
19.20. St Louis at Chicago Cubs (Wacha – Arrieta) *BT Sport/ESPN
20.35. Milwaukee at Oakland (Guerra – Mengden)
21.07. Arizona at Toronto (Ray – Happ)
Thursday 23 June
17.35. San Francisco at Pittsburgh (Suarez – Niese)
18.10. Seattle at Detroit (Sampson – Boyd)
18.10. Philadelphia at Minnesota (Eickhoff – Milone) *MLB.com Free Game
18.35. Chicago White Sox at Boston (Shields – Porcello) *BT Sport/ESPN
Friday 24 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 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