The week starts with the Dodgers and Reds finishing off their weekend series at Great American Ballpark. Homer Bailey is set to start for the home team as he continues his comeback after missing most of the season due to elbow surgery.
The early games on Wednesday include the Astros taking on Gerrit Cole and the Pirates at PNC Park, Masahiro Tanaka pitching for the Yankees against the Mariners (it originally looked like being an all-Japanese pitching match-up with Hiashi Iwakuma, but it now looks as though Wade LeBlanc will start for Seattle) and Kyle Hendricks looking to continue his impressive season with the Cubs in their game against the Padres.
On Thursday, the game between the Tigers and Twins is an interesting pitching match-up. Michael Fulmer and Jose Berrios were two of the most highly-anticipated pitching prospects heading into this season and they’ve had contasting fortunes in the Majors so far. Whilst Berrios has had a tricky rookie season, Fulmer has been outstanding.
All times are in BST.
Monday 22 August
17.35. LA Dodgers at Cincinnati (Kazmir – Bailey)
Tuesday 23 August
No early games
Wednesday 24 August
17.35. Houston at Pittsburgh (McHugh – Cole)
19.10. Colorado at Milwaukee (Anderson – Davies) *MLB.com Free Game
20.35. Cleveland at Oakland (Bauer – Graveman)
20.40. NY Yankees at Seattle (Tanaka – LeBlanc) *BT Sport1
20.40. Chicago Cubs at San Diego (Hendricks – Clemens)
Thursday 25 August
18.10. Detroit at Minnesota (Fulmer – Berrios)
18.10. Boston at Tampa Bay (Pomeranz – Odorizzi)
Friday 26 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