American League teams will host four of this week’s top five games as the baseball season enters the final week of July. Though sitting in the basement of the AL East, the Red Sox will host two divisional games against the rival Yankees and Blue Jays, who are each hoping to gain ground on the first place Orioles. The White Sox will welcome the Twins to U.S. Cellular Field while the Cardinals hold a pivotal divisional series against the Brewers. The struggling Rangers round off the top five with a game against the Yankees on Wednesday.
1) 8/2 - Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees @ Fenway Park | Avg. Price: $277.31 | Get-in: $65
The Yankees find themselves in the thick of the hunt in the AL East and will hope to take a series win against the Red Sox at Fenway Park over the weekend. They will play the Red Sox in the top game of the week on Saturday night as the average secondary price for Saturday Red Sox vs Yankees tickets is $277.31, down 13% on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $65. Despite their poor performance on the field, the Red Sox still dominate the secondary ticket market and will see commanding prices this weekend when they host the Yankees for three games.
2) 7/30 - Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays @ Fenway Park | Avg. Price: $143.76 | Get-in: $40
The Red Sox again appear on the list when they host the Blue Jays at Fenway this Wednesday. The average price for Wednesday Red Sox vs Blue Jays tickets is $143.76 on the secondary market, up 14%, with a get-in price of $40. The Blue Jays have also made the AL East a competitive division, trailing the Orioles by just three games. They will hope to take down the struggling Red Sox this week when they head to Boston for three games.
3) 8/1 Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins @ U.S. Cellular Field | Avg. Price: $107.09 | Get-in: $16
Despite both sitting in the bottom half of the AL Central, the White Sox will host the Twins this weekend in a pricey divisional showdown that won’t mean much for either side. The average secondary price for Saturday White Sox vs Twins tickets is $107.09, down 1% on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $16. While the White Sox sit eight games behind the Tigers and the Twins in the basement with the lights off at 11 games back, neither team will gain considerable ground in the division as the Tigers sit comfortably in first place.
4) 8/2 St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers @ Busch Stadium | Avg. Price: $106.11 | Get-in: $29
Following several weeks of streaky play, the Brewers head to Busch Stadium to play the Cardinals this weekend. The Cardinals trail the Brewers by just two games in the NL Central and will hope to climb closer during their divisional showdown over the weekend. The average price for Saturday Cardinals vs Brewers tickets is $106.11 on the secondary market, up 1%, with a get-in price of $29. In what is arguably considered the most competitive division in the MLB, the two teams will host the fourth-placed top game of the week.
5) 7/30 Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees @ Rangers Ballpark in Arlington | Avg. Price: $89.98 | Get-in: $15
In what has been a dismal and forgettable season for the Rangers, they will welcome the Derek Jeter and the Yankees to Arlington this week for a three-game series as Wednesday's game rounds off the top games of the week. At a secondary average of $89.98, Wednesday Rangers vs Yankees tickets are up 5% on the secondary market and the game currently has a get-in price of $15. The Rangers will hope to regroup this offseason following their lost year this season, but the presence of the Yankees and Derek Jeter’s final visit to Rangers Ballpark has allowed ticket prices to rise on the secondary market.
While American League teams are dominant in this week’s top games, several hosting clubs sit below .500. Despite poor performance, the attraction of winning visiting teams and the last games of Derek Jeter’s career has made secondary prices jump in lowly ballparks. For the best deals on each of this week’s top games, visit TicketIQ.com.