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MLB This Week: England Expects …

by Matt Smith

If you were hoping for an MLB game at the same time as England’s World Cup opener on Monday, either to avoid it or to give you something else to flick to if the nerves get too much, then unfortunately you’ll be disappointed.

We do have an early MLB game on Monday, and it’s a good one between the Yankees and Nationals, but it’s a 22.05 start. So, your baseball fix will have to serve the purpose of helping you celebrate, or cheering you up, depending on how England do against Tunisia and whether you’re an England fan or not.

Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as often is the case, offer the most choice for some live baseball at a convenient time this working week.

All times are in BST.

Monday 18 June

22:05 Yankees at Nationals (Gray (4-4), Fedde (0-1))

Tuesday 19 June

No early games

Wednesday 20 June

17:35 Tigers at Reds (Fulmer (3-5), Mahle (5-6))
17:37 Braves at Blue Jays (Sanchez (3-0), Happ (8-3)) *Facebook Game
18:05 Cardinals at Phillies (Wacha (8-2), Arrieta (5-5)) *MLB.com Free Game
18:10 White Sox at Indians (Lopez (2-4), Kluber (10-3))
19:20 Dodgers at Cubs (Stripling (6-1), Lester (8-2)) *BT Sport/ESPN
20:40 Athletics at Padres (Montas (3-1), Ross (5-4))
20:45 Marlins at Giants (Urena (2-8), Holland (4-7))

Thursday 21 June

18:05. Mariners at Yankees (Paxton (6-1), TBA) *BT Sport/ESPN
18:10 Red Sox at Twins (Porcello (8-3), Gibson (2-4))
20:10 Mets at Rockies (Matz (3-4), Freeland (6-6))

Friday 22 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 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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