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Cardinals vs Cubs and This Week’s Top-Priced MLB Tickets

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The Chicago Cubs will host the most expensive game of the week when they welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Wrigley Field on Saturday. In a battle for first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants will battle the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on Saturday and the game will see the second highest-price on the secondary market this week. The New York Yankees will host two top-priced games against the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers while the Tampa Bay Rays also make the list for a July 27 game against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field.

Below are the five most expensive games of the week, by secondary market average price, according to TiqIQ.

7/26 St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field) | Avg. Price: $166.77 | Get-in: $61

While secondary tickets continue to remain high at Wrigley Field despite poor play throughout most games on the Cubs’ schedule, this Saturday’s game against the first-place Cardinals serves as the highest-priced game of the week. The average secondary price for Saturday’s Cubs vs Cardinals tickets is $166.77 with a get-in price of $61. While Cubs fans will have to wait yet another year for postseason baseball, the team continues to warrant high secondary prices.

7/26 Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park) | Avg. Price: $141.23 | Get-in: $61

In a battle for the NL West, the neck-and-neck Dodgers and Giants will play the second-most expensive game of the week on Saturday night in San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The average price for Saturday’s Giants vs Dodgers tickets is $141.23 with a get-in price of $61, one of the most expensive games on the San Francisco Giants’ schedule. The Giants stormed out of the gate this season, compiling a 42-21 record through early June. The Dodgers have come alive, however, and have created a cutthroat race in the West. Expect the two teams to clash the rest of the way as each hopes to sit atop the division come October.

7/27 Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium) | Avg. Price: $105.62 | Get-in: $17

Despite a subpar first half, the Yankees are still very much alive in a competitive AL East. The first-place Orioles hold just a three-game lead over both the identical-record Yankees and Blue Jays. As Toronto heads to the Bronx this weekend, a pivotal divisional series will certainly generate a playoff-like atmosphere at Yankee Stadium. The average price for Sunday’s Yankees tickets is $105.62 with a get-in price of $17.

7/27 Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field) | Avg. Price: $102.86 | Get-in: $25

Perhaps the most surprising matchup on this week’s top games list is a Sunday game between the lowly Red Sox and Rays. Even with the poor play, road games on the Boston Red Sox’ schedule tend to increase prices in other stadiums. As both teams sit in the lower half of the AL East, their game at Tropicana Field serves as the fourth -highest-priced game of the week. The average price for Sunday’s Rays vs Red Sox tickets is $102.86 with a get-in price of $25. Playoff hopes aren’t entirely eliminated for either team as the AL East is still up for grabs, but each will have to make a serious run down the stretch to catch the first-place Orioles.

7/24 Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium) | Avg. Price: $87.03 | Get-in: $9

The Yankees appear yet again to round out this week’s top MLB games when they host the Rangers on Thursday. The average price for Thursday’s Yankees vs Rangers tickets is $87.03 with a get-in price of $9. The Texas Rangers’ schedule has been a long and disappointing road since April and the team has dropped far out of playoff contention as they sit in the basement of the AL West. The Yankees, in the thick of the hunt, continue to garner impressive secondary prices while still offering exceptional get-in deals as well.