If anyone expects the Chicago Cubs to slow down, it appears that it won’t be happening anytime soon. The team has rolled to a league-best 43-18 record and has quickly separated from the rest of the NL Central. The Cubs will host the divisional rival Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game set this weekend, and two of those games serve as this week’s top MLB games.
Check out the complete list of top-priced games below, according to TicketIQ:
6/17 Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs (T Shirt Giveaway) | Average Price: $255.66 | Get-in: $117
The series will kick off on Friday afternoon, and the opening game will be the most expensive game of the week in the Majors. The average resale price for Cubs tickets against the Pirates on Friday is now $255.66 and the cheapest ticket is $117. Jake Arrieta is projected to get the start against the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano. The first 15,000 fans in the Budweiser Bleachers will receive a free t shirt as well.
6/18 Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs | Average Price: $199.63 | Get-in: $60
Prices won’t be much cheaper for Saturday night’s game at Wrigley Field. As it stands now the average price for Cubs vs Pirates tickets is $199.63 and the get-in price is $60 on the secondary market. Southpaw Jon Lester gets the nod the for the Cubs against fellow lefty Jon Niese.
6/18 Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox | Average Price: $142.47 | Get-in: $64
The Boston Red Sox find themselves deadlocked with the Baltimore Orioles atop the AL East, and the Sox will look to take sole possession of the division this weekend when they host the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Saturday’s game will be the most expensive game of the three-game stretch, with Red Sox tickets averaging $142.47 and the get-in price listed from $64. While the Red Sox have yet to name a starter, Wade Miley will pitch for the Mariners.
6/18 Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals (Kendrys Morales Bobblehead) | Average Price: $111.79 | Get-in: $37
The defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals have struggled to reassert themselves as a premier team this season, but they’ve still appeared on our top games list several times thus far through the first two months of play. They’ll host the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium this weekend, and Saturday’s game will be among the most expensive of the week. Royals tickets against the Tigers average $111.79 and the get-in price is $37. A commemorative postseason bobblehead of Kendrys Morales will also be given to the first 20,000 fans in attendance. Edinson Volquez will start against the Tigers’ Matt Boyd.
6/14 Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox (Jason Varitek Bobblehead) | Average Price: $104.12 | Get-in: $50
Before the Red Sox welcome the Mariners to town over the weekend, they’ll host the Orioles for a pivotal three-game series between Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday’s opening game will be the most expensive of the series, with tickets averaging $104.12 and the cheapest priced from $50 each. The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a bobblehead of former great Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek. Red Sox ace David Price will take the hill against Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman.