There are twelve early games in total this working work as we return to normal order with Interleague play now having come to an end for the 2010 season.
The Reds and CubsÂ have three earlyÂ games this week, two of which are the opening gamesÂ of their series together at Wrigley Field.Â BothÂ the Blue Jays andÂ the YankeesÂ are in earlyÂ action twice,Â Â with one of New York’s match-ups being a rare Friday day game from Yankee Stadium.Â
Roy Halladay is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday against the Reds, while Edwin Jackson returns to the mound for the first time since his walk-strewn no-hitter and Tom Gorzelanny looks likely to take Carlos Zambrano’s place in the Cubs’ rotation.Â CC Sabathia is due to pitch against the Aussie Ryan Rowland-Smith on Thursday and we may also get to see Carlos Silva take the mound after he was moved from his scheduled day game start last week.Â All times are in BST.
Monday 28 June
No early games
Tuesday 29 June
No early games
Wednesday 30 June
17.35. Philadelphia @ Cincinnati (Roy Halladay – Aaron Harang)
18.10. Detroit at Minnesota (Andrew Oliver – Kevin Slowey)
19.10. Houston at Milwaukee (Wandy Rodriguez – Dave Bush)
19.15. Arizona at St. Louis (Edwin Jackson – Jeff Suppan)
19.20. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Brad Lincoln – Tom Gorzelanny)
20.35. Colorado at San Diego (Jeff Francis – Clayton Richard)
20.45. LA Dodgers at San Francisco (Vicente Padilla – Jonathan Sanchez)
Thursday 1 July
17.05. Toronto @ Cleveland (Shaun Marcum – Justin Masterson)
18.05. Seattle @ NY Yankees (Ryan Rowland-Smith – CC Sabathia)
19.20. Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs (Sam LeCure – Carlos Silva)
Friday 2 July
18.05. Toronto @ NY Yankees (Brett Cecil – A.J. Burnett)
19.20 Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs (Bronson Arroyo – Ryan Dempster)
All the above games can be followed via various resources on MLB.com (Gameday, At Bat with Gameday Audio and MLB.tv), while ESPN Americaâ€™s MLB schedule can be found here. A complete schedule of MLB games can be found on MLB.com.