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MLB This Week: Lots to watch

by Matt Smith

It’s always with a bit of sadness that we approach the final week of the MLB regular season. The play-offs should make for an entertaining October, yet it’s still not quite the same as the daily routine of 14 or 15 games to devour.

We should make the most of this week and, thankfully, there are quite a few opportunities to catch some live baseball at a convenient time in the UK.

The Yankees are in early action on Monday and Friday, looking to have a big final week to try to overhaul their gap to the Red Sox in the AL East.

The Rockies are desperately trying to hold onto their NL Wild Card and they have an early game on Wednesday in the finale of their series against the Marlins. Meanwhile the Minnesota Twins are also looking for a few more wins to make sure of their play-off place and they finish their series against Cleveland in Thursday with an early start.

Add on a game from Wrigley Field on Friday for the Cubs against the Reds and it should be a great week. It’s worth noting that all of the games from Friday through Sunday are available to watch free online via MLB.com.

All times are in BST.

Monday 25 September

18:05 Royals at Yankees (Junis, Sabathia (12-5)) *BT Sport/ESPN
21:10 Braves at Mets (Sims (2-5), Lugo (6-5))

Tuesday 26 September

No early games

Wednesday 27 September

19:05 Astros at Rangers (Verlander (14-8), Martinez (3-7))
20:10 Marlins at Rockies (Conley (7-7), Gray)
20:35 Mariners at Athletics (Ramirez (5-6), Graveman (6-4)) *MLB.com Free Game
20:40 Giants at D-backs (Samardzija (9-15), Greinke (17-6))

Thursday 28 September

17:10 Twins at Indians (Gibson, Bauer)
21:10 Reds at Brewers (Romano, Suter (3-2))

Friday 29 September

18:05 Blue Jays at Yankees (Biagini, Garcia) *BT Sport/ESPN, MLB.com Free Game
19:20 Reds at Cubs (Stephenson, Quintana) *MLB.com Free Game

All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription. TV coverage of MLB in the UK 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.

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