In the last week before the All-Star Break, each MLB team will be looking to close out the first half of the season on a winning note to help carry over that mentality into the second half of the season. This past week, the Oakland A’s got even better by adding Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to their roster and the Los Angeles Dodgers have surged into first place in the NL West. Summer baseball is in full swing as teams look forward to the short break, and the MLB All-Star Game, at the end of the week.
Below are the top five games of the week, by secondary market average price, according to TiqIQ.
7/12- Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs | Avg. Price: $117.01 | Get-in Price: $30
The Atlanta Braves travel to the famous Wrigley Field to take on the Cubs. The Braves currently hold a half-game lead in the NL East over the Washington Nationals while the Cubs are in last place in the NL Central. The Cubs’ schedule may have a couple more losses after having just sent their best two pitchers to the A’s for a promising prospect. The average ticket price for the game is $117.01 with a get-in price is $30.
7/9 – Oakland A’s at San Francisco Giants | Avg. Price: $115.33 | Get-in Price: $60
The San Francisco Giants host the A’s in what is part of a home-and-home series against their inter-state opponent. Both teams are currently the class of MLB as the A’s have a clear lead in the AL West as well as the best record in baseball, while the Giants are only half a game behind the Dodgers for the lead in the NL West. The average ticket price for this game is $115.33 with the get-in price at $60. Surprisingly, even with the Bay Area rivalry, the price is below the season average for home games on the SF Giants’ schedule this season.
7/10 – Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox | Avg. Price: $113.46 | Get-in Price: $25
In the battle of the Sox, the Chicago White Sox travel to Boston as the next team on the Red Sox’ schedule. Both teams have failed to meet expectations up until this point and will be looking to finish out the first half the season on a positive note. After winning the World Series the Red Sox are in last place in the AL East and the White Sox are just two games out of last place in the AL Central. If either team wants to make a second-half run at the playoffs this is a perfect place to start. Ticket prices for this game are averaging $113.46 on the secondary market with a get-in price of only $25.
7/13 – Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros | Avg. Price: $109.93 | Get-in Price: $25
In the last day of games before the All-Star break, the Red Sox will be in Texas to take on the Houston Astros. It is a matchup between the two teams with the worst records in the American League and neither team has much going for it. The Red Sox are relatively out of the AL East race at nine games back and the Astros are definitely out of the AL West race at 20 games behind. Astros tickets for this game are $109.93 and the get-in price is $25.
7/12 – New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles | Avg. Price: $107.30 | Get-in Price: $27
A very important AL East matchup comes on the Orioles’ schedule before the All-Star break as the New York Yankees travel to Baltimore. the O’s currently hold a two-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays and three-and-a-half game lead over the Yankees. Seeing how the AL East lead is constantly changing and it is such a close race, this series will be pivotal in getting momentum going for the second half of the season. The average ticket price is $107.30 and the get-in price is $27.