All-Star Aces Wrap Up First Half of Regular Season and Highlight BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA Saturday

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All-Star Aces Wrap Up First Half of Regular Season and Highlight

BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA – Saturday at 7:00 PM ET

McCarver and Buck Preview All-Star Game 7/11 at 12:30 PM ET

CONCACAF Gold Cup: USA vs. Cuba Saturday at 3:00 PM ET on FOX

Gus Johnson and Cobi Jones Call Match from Salt Lake City

MLB ON FOX CLOSES OUT FIRST HALF AND PREPARES FOR ALL-STAR GAME IN NYC – Before all eyes descend on Citi Field Tuesday night for the 84th MLB All-Star Game, FOX Sports closes out its first-half slate with five games in primetime on Saturday, July 13 (7:00 PM ET).  In Pittsburgh, All-Star Game starting third baseman David Wright leads the Mets against All-Star Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates. Out west, rookie sensation Yasiel Puig leads the Dodgers in a home encounter with All-Star Michael Cuddyer and the Rockies. Meanwhile the Rangers travel to Detroit to take on the Tigers, who are loaded with six All-Stars, including Miguel Cabrera and possible All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer. Longtime rivals meet as the Cubs host the Cardinals. Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal call the action from Wrigley Field. Also, All-Star Bryce Harper and the Nationals are in Miami to meet the Marlins.

Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. This week, longtime FOX Sports and MLB Network broadcaster Matt Vasgersian is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Kevin Millar.

For instant updates during the week from the entire MLB on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MLBONFOX. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports.  To keep up with any FOX Sports updates follow the FOX Sports Communications department on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FOXSportsPR

GAME                                                                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                                COV.

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs                            Joe Buck, Tim McCarver                                                  30%

                                                                                                & Ken Rosenthal

Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL

MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Greenville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando, St. Louis, Tampa

Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn, RHP (11-3, 3.67 ERA) vs. Matt Garza, RHP (5-1, 3.22 ERA)

 

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers*              Daron Sutton & Eric Karros                                            21%

Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle

Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood, RHP (5-2, 2.74 ERA) vs. TBA

*On FOX Deportes

Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers                                   Justin Kutcher & Mitch Williams                                    21%

Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

MARKETS INCLUDE: Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Providence, San Antonio, Tulsa

Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland, LHP (7-4, 3.19 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer, RHP (13-0, 3.06 ERA)

 

New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates                           Kenny Albert & Bill Ripken                                              16%

PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albany, Buffalo, Greensboro, Hartford, Knoxville, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

Probable Pitchers: Carlos Torres RHP (0-1, 0.51 ERA) vs. A.J. Burnett, RHP (4-6, 3.05 ERA)

 

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins                       Dick Stockton & F.P. Santangelo                                    11%

Marlins Park– Miami, FL

MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Charlotte, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Norfolk, Raleigh ,Richmond, Washington, West Palm Beach

Probable Pitchers: Dan Haren, RHP (4-10, 6.00 ERA) vs. Jose Fernandez, RHP (5-5, 2.83 ERA)

 

2013 MLB ALL-STAR GAME ON FOX PREVIEW PRESS CALL – FOX Sports conducts a media conference call Thursday, July 11 (12:30 PM ET/9:30 AM PT) to preview its exclusive coverage of one of Major League Baseball’s jewel events, the 84th All-Star Game live from Citi Field in Flushing, NY.

Call-In Number:  719-325-2393

Participants Include:

Eric Shanks, FOX Sports Media Group Co-President

Joe Buck, All-Star Game Play-by-Play Announcer

Tim McCarver, All-Star Game Analyst

John Entz, Executive Vice President, Production, FOX Sports

 

ROSENTHAL: CUDDYER IN DEMAND. WILL ROCKS LISTEN? – With the Rockies currently sitting at five games under .500 but a mere 4.5 games back of first-place Arizona in the NL West, many are unsure whether they will be buyers or sellers as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. MLB on FOX reporter and FOXSports.com featured columnist Ken Rosenthal says the next couple of weeks may have a big effect on the future of All-Star right fielder Michael Cuddyer. “The Rockies have not discussed Cuddyer with other teams, sources say. Cuddyer is under contract next season for $10.5 million, and the club intends for him to take over first base from Todd Helton, who is in the final year of his deal,” Rosenthal writes. “That said, the Rockies are forever in search of pitching. They would want a lot for Cuddyer, but he potentially could bring them a prized young arm, and maybe more. The next three weeks will be pivotal, determining the team’s course.”

To read more from Rosenthal on the Rockies, click here: http://on-msn.com/1aa27FC

MOROSI: PED BANS COULD MAKE 2ND HALF MESSY – Nearly a month ago, a report surfaced citing that MLB would seek to suspend about 20 players in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez. On Tuesday night, a new report revealed that MLB is expected to suspend those nearly 20 players, including Braun and Rodriguez. FOXSports.com columnist Jon Paul Morosi notes that the more conclusive tone in Tuesday’s story was noteworthy. “Apparently, MLB has made progress in the Biogenesis investigation with the cooperation of founder Anthony Bosch. And now executives, managers, players and fans across the majors must brace for the possibility of (a) bombshell suspensions, (b) lengthy appeals, or (c) some combination thereof, “ Morosi writes. “Whatever the outcome, this could be one of the most awkward second halves in baseball history.”

For more from Morosi on what this could mean for MLB, click here: http://on-msn.com/1dgYcqh

CONCACAF GOLD CUP: USA VS. CUBA LIVE SATURDAY AT 3:00 PM ET ON FOX – The US men’s national team takes on Cuba in its second group-stage match on  Saturday, July 13 (3:00 PM) live on FOX. Gus Johnson calls the action live from Salt Lake City’s Rio Tinto Stadium, alongside US Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones. Rob Stone hosts on-site pregame, halftime and postgame coverage with analysts Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton. The US is coming off a dominating 6-1 win in Tuesday night’s opener against Belize. Midfielder Landon Donovan made an strong comeback to the squad, picking up a goal and an assist to become the first American with 50 goals and 50 assists. During Saturday’s pregame show on FOX, Johnson sits down with US coach Jurgen Klinsmann for an exclusive interview in which he talks about his team’s World Cup chances next summer in Brazil and what Donovan has to do to claim a spot.

SPEED COVERS THIS WEEKEND’S NASCAR TRUCK SERIES AND MODIFIED TOUR – SPEED offers coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live from Iowa Speedway Saturday, July 13 (8:00 PM ET) with NCWTS Setup, the network’s popular pre-race show.  Danielle Trotta guest hosts with reporting from Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler.  Live race coverage begins with Rick Allen handling play-by-play duties with analysis from Phil Parsons alongside guest and two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Todd Bodine.  Dunlap and Sadler cover pit road during and after the race.

Earlier Saturday, SPEED heads to New Hampshire International Speedway for live coverage of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) at 1:00 PM ET. Ralph Sheheen handles play-by-play duties alongside analyst Bob DillnerMatt Yocum patrols pit road during and after the race.

FSMG NATIONAL NETWORK KEY EVENTS CALENDAR

All Times Eastern and Subject to Change

* Also Airing on Deportes

 

Week of: 7/10/2013 – 7/17/2013

 

DATE                     NETWORK               TIME                   EVENT DETAILS

7/10/13                  FOX Deportes        8:00 PM               Copa Libertadores Semis: 2nd Leg – Atletico Mineiro vs Newell’s Old Boys

7/11/13                  FOX Soccer            8:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Panama vs. Martinique

7/11/13                  FOX Soccer          10:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Mexico vs. Canada

7/12/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM               Australian Rules Football League: Collingwood vs. Adelaide Crows

7/12/13                  SPEED                  12:00 PM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice: New Hampshire

7/12/13                  SPEED                    1:30 PM               NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice: New Hampshire

7/12/13                  SPEED                    3:30 PM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying: New Hampshire

7/12/13                  FOX Soccer            7:00 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Trinidad & Tobago vs. Haiti

7/12/13                  FOX Soccer            9:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Honduras vs El Salvador

7/12/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 11:30 PM               Australian Rules Football League: Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn

7/13/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:30 AM               Australian Rules Football League: Richmond vs. Gold Coast Suns

7/13/13                  FOX Soccer Plus ` 5:30 AM               National Rugby League: Eels vs. Panthers

7/13/13                  FOX Deportes        9:00 AM               International Friendly: Manchester United vs. Singha All Star XI

7/13/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 10:55 AM               Rugby League Challenge Cup: Quarterfinal – Catalan vs. Hull FC

7/13/13                  SPEED                  11:00 AM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Final Practice: New Hampshire

7/13/13                  SPEED                    1:00 PM               NASCAR Whelen Modified Series: New Hampshire

7/13/13                  FOX                          3:00 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match USA vs. Cuba

7/13/13                  FOX Soccer            6:00 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Costa Rica vs. Belize

7/13/13                  FOX                          7:00 PM               MLB: STL at CHC/TX at DET/COL at LAD*/WAS at MIA/NYM at PIT

7/13/13                  SPEED                    8:30 PM               NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Iowa

7/14/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   1:00 AM               National Rugby League: Bulldogs vs. Storm

7/14/13                  SPEED                    7:30 AM               MotoGP World Championship: German Grand Prix

7/14/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 11:00 AM               Rugby League Challenge Cup: Quarterfinal: Warrington vs. Huddersfield

7/14/13                  FOX Soccer            3:00 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Panama vs. Canada

7/14/13                  FOX Soccer            5:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match Martinique vs. Mexico

7/14/13                  FOX Soccer            8:30 PM               NWSL: Seattle Reign FC vs. Washington Spirit

7/15/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:00 AM               National Rugby League: Cowboys vs. Sea Eagles

7/16/13                  FOX Soccer            7:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Match USA vs. Costa Rica

7/16/13                  FOX*                        7:30 PM               MLB All-Star Game: Citi Field, Flushing, NY

7/17/13                  FOX Deportes        8:00 PM               Copa Libertadores Final: 1st Leg

– FSMG –

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