There are six afternoon games on Thursday's schedule. One of them will be nationally televised. All times Eastern.
12 noon, MLB Network, SNY: Padres at Mets. This one might have looked better to the MLB Network schedulers earlier this year. There is no local TV in San Diego for this game, but viewers in the San Diego area can watch this game with breakfast, at 9 a.m. PT.
12 noon, Sun Sports: Royals at Rays. The Rays, with their walkoff win Wednesday night, keep an outside shot at the wild card, 8.5 games behind the Yankees, who they play nine more times this year. This game can be seen on MLB Network in the Kansas City and Tampa markets.
1 p.m., YES Network, FSN West: Angels at Yankees. Meanwhile, the Yankees themselves are concerned with another team that trails them by seven games in the wild card race.