MLB This Week: Memorial Day and More

Monday is a holiday on both sides of the Atlantic and that means our Bank Holiday weekend is brought to a close by a bonanza of Memorial Day day-games.

There are some enticing match-ups within them, not least the start of the Astros-Yankees series and the Cardinals-Brewers series. The former is on BT Sport/ESPN and is available for all to watch for free on

The Mets and Braves have a double-header on Monday and the opener should see Jacob deGrom on the mound, although likely won’t see the Ronald Acuna in the batter’s box after he came out of the Braves’ game yesterday with a worrisome knee injury.

Later in the week, BT Sport will be broadcasting the Blue Jays-Red Sox came on Wednesday and the Rays-A’s game on Thursday, whilst the Facebook exclusive game on Wednesday is Cardinals-Brewers.

The price of MLB.TV annual subscription has been reduced for the first time this season (it’s always promoted as a discount, but essentially it means you’re paying less because it covers less of the season) so is now available for $70, which works out at approximately £84 when adding on VAT.

All times are in BST.

Monday 28 May

18:10 Mets at Braves (deGrom (4-0), Fried (0-2))
18:05 Astros at Yankees (Verlander (6-2), German (0-2)) *BT Sport/ESPN, Free Game
18:05 Blue Jays at Red Sox (Sanchez (2-4), Price (4-4))
18:05 Nationals at Orioles (Gonzalez (5-2), Cobb (1-6))
18:10 Angels at Tigers (Skaggs (3-3), Boyd (2-4))
18:35 Cubs at Pirates (Montgomery (0-1), Kuhl (4-2))
19:10 Cardinals at Brewers (Weaver (3-4), Suter (4-3))
21:05 Rays at Athletics (Archer (3-3), Cahill (1-2))
21:10 White Sox at Indians (Covey (1-1), Plutko (2-0)) *BT Sport/ESPN
21:10 Reds at D-backs (Bailey (1-6), Koch (2-3))
21:10 Marlins at Padres (Smith (3-5), Lauer (1-2))
21:10 Rangers at Mariners (Fister (1-4), Gonzales (4-3))

Tuesday 29 May

23:10 White Sox at Indians (Giolito (3-5), Clevinger (3-2))

Wednesday 30 May

18:05 Blue Jays at Red Sox (Gaviglio (2-0), Rodriguez (5-1)) *BT Sport/ESPN
18:10 White Sox at Indians (Lopez (1-3), Kluber (7-2))
18:10 Cardinals at Brewers (Reyes (0-0), Guerra (3-3)) *Facebook Game
20:40 Reds at D-backs (Romano (2-6), Corbin (5-1))
23:35 Astros at Yankees (Keuchel (3-6), Severino (7-1))

Thursday 31 May

18:10 Angels at Tigers (Heaney (2-3), Liriano (3-2))
20:35 Rays at Athletics (TBD, TBD) *BT Sport/ESPN

Friday 1 June

No early games.

All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription, other than the Facebook live game which is exclusive (but free) to Facebook subscribers. 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 The above list of games just shows those starting before midnight UK time. The full schedule of MLB games can be found on

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