The wins continue to pile up for the Chicago Cubs, who took two of three from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend to position themselves more comfortably in the N.L. Central. The Cubbies own an eight-game lead over the second-place Pirates, which serves as the biggest divisional margin between first and second-place teams in all of baseball.
With great success comes great ticket premiums on the secondary market, however, and the Cubs have posted big ticket demand both at home and on the road this season. That will be the case when they travel to San Francisco for a three-game series with the Giants this weekend, as two of those games are among this week’s most expensive MLB games.
Check out the complete list below, per data from TicketIQ:
5/21/16 Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Giants | Avg. Price: $138.71 | Get-in: $55
The middle game of the Giants-Cubs series on Saturday will be the most expensive game of the week. San Francisco Giants tickets against the Cubs that day currently average $138.71 and the cheapest ticket available is currently listed from $55. A struggling Matt Cain (0-5, 5.87 ERA) will get the nod for the Giants and will face Cubs southpaw Jon Lester (4-2, 1.88 ERA).
5/21/16 Cleveland Indians @ Boston Red Sox | Avg. Price: $126.55 | Get-in: $65
While the Cleveland Indians have flirted with the .500 mark over the last several weeks, the Boston Red Sox have found themselves neck and neck with the Baltimore Orioles in the A.L. East. The Red Sox welcome the Indians to Fenway Park for a three-game series this weekend. Saturday afternoon’s game will be the most expensive game of the series and second most expensive MLB game this week, with Boston Red Sox tickets on the secondary market averaging $126.55 and the get-in price starting from $65. Rick Porcello (6-1, 3.11 ERA) takes the mound for the Red Sox against Cody Anderson (0-3, 7.31 ERA) in the matinee game.
5/21/16 New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics | Avg. Price: $114.32 | Get-in: $31
The New York Yankees have come alive in recent weeks and continue to climb the stairs out of the basement of the A.L. East. They’ll embark on a West Coast swing this week, meeting the Arizona Diamondbacks early in the week before heading to Oakland for a four-game weekend series with the Athletics. Saturday’s game will be the most expensive game the Bombers will play this week, with New York Yankees tickets averaging $114.32 and the get-in price listed at $31. The A’s will send out Sean Manaea (0-1, 11.37 ERA) to face Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.51 ERA).
5/22/16 Cleveland Indians @ Boston Red Sox | Avg. Price: $107.40 | Get-in: $43
The final game of the series between the Red Sox and Indians will take place on Sunday afternoon. Newly acquired ace David Price (5-1, 6.00 ERA) will start for the Red Sox against the Indians’ Danny Salazar (3-2, 1.90 ERA). The average resale price for tickets to the game is now $107.40, making it the fourth most expensive game of the week. If looking just to get past the gates, the get-in price starts from $43.
5/22/16 Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Giants (Buster Posey Kids Hamper) | Avg. Price: $102.86 | Get-in: $32
The final game of the four-game stretch between the Giants and Cubs will take place on Sunday. With Madison Bumgarner (4-2, 2.72 ERA) going for the Giants against Kyle Kendricks (2-2, 3.03 ERA), the average price for tickets is now $102.86 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $32. The first 7,500 kids 14 and under will receive a Buster Posey Kids Hamper.