We start the week in Cleveland where the hometown Indians are, rather unusually, in the middle of hosting three different teams on three days. They are making up a postponed game against Boston on Monday, in between finishing a series against the Angels on Sunday and then starting a series against the White Sox on Tuesday.
Two of the games from the Brewers-Cubs series this week are being played during the day-time at Wrigley, with Thursday’s contest scheduled to be Jake Arrieta’s second day-time home start in a row after getting the better of the Cardinals last Friday.
Wednesday’s early games are due to include a Stephen Strasburg start for the Nationals and an ‘Eels’ pitching match-up in San Francisco involving Nova-Cain (for the soul).
As for Boston-Detroit, Steven Wright was scheduled to start Thursday’s game for Boston but he has landed on the 15-day DL due to a shoulder injury. Currently the plan is – look away now Red Sox fans – for Clay Buchholz to pitch in his place.
All times are in BST.
Monday 15 August
18.10. Boston at Cleveland (Pomeranz – Tomlin) *BT Sport/ESPN
Tuesday 16 August
18.20. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Garza – Cahill)Â *BT Sport/ESPN
Wednesday 17 August
18.05. Toronto at NY Yankees (Happ – Sabathia)
18.10. San Diego at Tampa Bay (Freidrich – Archer)
19.10. St Louis at Houston (Martinez – Fister) *MLB.com Free Game
20.10. Washington at Colorado (Strasburg – Gray)
20.45. Pittsburgh at San Francisco (Nova – Cain)
Thursday 18 August
18.10. Boston at Detroit (Wright – Boyd)Â *BT Sport3
19.20. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Davies – Arrieta)
Friday 19 August
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 onMLB.com