The MLB season is in full swing, and without the competition of the NBA or NHL. While the World Cup is ending pool play, there are still some top baseball games to watch out for. This week three of the top five games have an average price over $100, and most have seen an upward trend in price over the week.
Below are the top five games, by average price on the secondary market, in baseball this week, according to TiqIQ.
One of the best rivalries in sports adds a new chapter this week. While the Red Sox have been one of the worst teams in baseball this year, the Yankees are fighting for the top position in the division. Granted things aren’t going great for them after it lost its final two games to the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend. Still, the average price for Red Sox vs Yankees tickets almost tops $200 at $193.50, and has a get-in price more than double the next-best figure at $46.
The Giants have cooled off a bit, but still lead the NL West by four games. But now the Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in the National League. The Cincinnati Reds are fighting to get into the playoff race, reaching .500 off a recent surge. The average price for San Francisco Giants tickets against the Reds is $143.32 for the game, and the get-in price is $20.
The final game over $100 for the week is a game between NL East rivals. No one has distinguished themselves yet in the division, with the Phillies only five games back despite being tied for last in the division. The Atlanta Braves are only 1.5 games back, and are led by one of the best pitching staffs in the league. The offense has been a different story, however, struggling as much as they did last season; Dan Uggla has already been replaced at second base. Philadelphia Phillies tickets against the Braves have an average price of $106.91 and get-in price of $21.
Getting a ticket to a game at Wrigley Field has consistently been one of the most expensive in the league. Even this season with the Cubs firmly at the bottom of the division, tickets for home games on the Cubs’ schedule are in the upper half of the league. This week the Washington Nationals are visiting, and despite being first in the NL East, they have the cheapest season average in the league. The average price of the game is $99.73 and the get-in price is the cheapest on the list at $16.
One of the surprises of the season has been the Marlins. Despite losing three of four to the New York Mets at home, the Marlins are just 2.5 games out of first in the division. Meanwhile the A’s might be the best team in baseball. They have the best record and easily the best run differential. It’s to the point where they’ve both scored the most runs in the league, and let up the fewest. Oakland Athletics tickets have an average price of $78.69 for the game and the get-in price is $25.