ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Media Alert: Curt Schilling to Debut for Yankees-Orioles This Weekend

ESPN-MLBCurt Schilling to Resume Sunday Night Baseball Role This Weekend for Yankees-Orioles

Three-time World Series Champion Curt Schilling, who resumed his ESPN MLB analyst role Thursday on Baseball Tonight, will make his official Sunday Night Baseball debut with Dan Shulman, John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney on Sunday, September 14, when the New York Yankees visit the first-place Baltimore Orioles. The telecast will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be available on ESPN and WatchESPN.

ESPN announced Schilling was joining the Sunday Night Baseball booth last December. In February, Schilling announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Schilling will resume his analyst role in time to call what is expected to be Derek Jeter’s final Sunday Night Baseball appearance. It will mark Jeter’s 71st career appearance on “baseball’s biggest stage,” more than any other player.

Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.

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Sunday MLB on TBS Heads to Motown September 14 for Indians vs. Tigers at 1 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsTBS Telecast to be Available in the Cleveland Broadcast Territory

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue September 14 with an American League Central showdown when the Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera host the Cleveland Indians and Michael Brantley at 1 p.m. ET. Max Scherzer (16-5) is scheduled to take the mound for Detroit against Cleveland probable starter Trevor Bauer (5-8). The Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be available in the Indians broadcast territory with Brian Anderson providing play-by-play alongside analyst Cal Ripken.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Tigers visiting the Kansas City Royals on September 21 at 2 p.m. Prior to the game at 1:30 p.m., the MLB on TBS Pregame studio show will preview the day’s action. Casey Stern will host alongside analysts Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield.

TBS will begin its eighth consecutive year of MLB Postseason coverage with its exclusive presentation of the 2014 MLB Wild Card presented by Budweiser featuring the American League matchup on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  TBS will also be the exclusive television home of the American League Division Series (ALDS), beginning Thursday, Oct. 2, and the American League Championship Series (ALCS).  The network’s coverage of the ALDS will be presented by T-Mobile.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sunday, Sept. 14
 
1 p.m. ET Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 21  
   
1:30 p.m. MLB on TBS Pregame
Casey Stern (host), Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield (analysts)
 
2 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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ESPN to Exclusively Televise MLB NL Wild Card Game Oct. 1

ESPN-MLBMultiplatform Wild Card Coverage across ESPN Deportes, ESPN International & ESPN Audio

For the first time, ESPN will exclusively televise Major League Baseball’s National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1 (start time is TBD). The Sunday Night Baseball team – play-by-play voice Dan Shulman, analyst John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney – will provide commentary for the telecast. Baseball Tonight will precede the NL Wild Card Game with a one-hour pre-game show.

The NL Wild Card Game will also be available on ESPN Deportes and on ESPN International platforms in Latin America, the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean and cruise ships.

ESPN Audio, the national radio home of the Major League Baseball postseason, will broadcast both the NL and AL Wild Card Games. The AL Wild Card Game is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30.

NL Wild Card on WatchESPN

The NL Wild Card Game will also be available via WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

ESPN’s exclusive, annual Wild Card telecast is a highlight under the company’s new, multiplatform rights agreement with MLB, which went into effect this year. ESPN will also televise all potential MLB tiebreaker games on Monday, September 29. 2014 marks ESPN’s 25th Major League Baseball season.

For additional details on ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage, please visit ESPN Media Zone and ESPN Front Row.

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Major League Baseball Postseason Coverage Comes to FOX Sports 1

fox-sports-1-logoAmerica’s Newest Sports Network Scheduled to Cover

National League Division and Championship Series for First Time

JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOX SPORTS 1 Multicast Complements

NLCS Game 1 Coverage

 

FOX Broadcasts WORLD SERIES for 15th Consecutive Year

New York – In April, the first-year benchmarks for FOX Sports 1 continued when America’s newest sports network televised its first regular season Major League Baseball game.  Despite crossing into Year 2, the firsts continue and the stakes get higher as FOX Sports 1 gets set to televise postseason MLB for the first time ever.

“October is truly going to be an historic month for FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1 as we add high-profile, jewel events like postseason baseball to our growing portfolio, and at the same time introduce innovative viewing experiences like the JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1 multicast,” said FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks.  “We’re also serving baseball fans better by providing extensive, comprehensive coverage before and after games, more than we’ve ever been able to offer before.”

This October, Division Series coverage returns to FOX Sports for the first time since 2006.  FOX Sports 1 is scheduled to televise up to eight of 10 National League Division Series games, opening with an historic Game 1 doubleheader on Friday, Oct. 3. Between games is a special edition of FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s flagship, news, highlights and analysis program.  Additional Division Series doubleheaders on FOX Sports 1 are also scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 9, if necessary.

FOX Sports’ coverage of the National League Championship Series gets underway on the FOX broadcast network, Saturday, Oct. 11.  NLCS Games 2, 3 and 4 are scheduled for telecast on FOX Sports 1, as are NLCS Games 5 and 7, if necessary.  NLCS Game 6, if necessary, is also set for broadcast on FOX, Saturday, Oct. 18.

In another first, FOX Sports offers fans watching NLCS Game 1 a unique opportunity to experience postseason baseball as never before. While FOX Sports provides a traditional broadcast on FOX, FOX Sports 1 offers fans a more analytics-driven game viewing experience under the banner of FOXSports.com’s exciting new baseball blog, Just a Bit Outside (JABO).  JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1 is an unconventional game-viewing experience, with an emphasis on statistics, sabermetrics and graphics with open debate and conversation.  Kevin Burkhardt hosts JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1, alongside analysts Gabe Kapler, CJ Nitkowski and Rob Neyer with special guests joining via video remote or phone.

Coverage of the 110th World Series, the 15th straight broadcast by FOX and the network’s 17th overall, begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the home ballpark of the American League pennant winner by virtue of the junior circuit’s 5-3 win in July’s All-Star Game.

All postseason MLB games televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1 are also televised in Spanish exclusively on FOX Deportes, the leader in Spanish-language sports media, and for the first time via FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go.  FOX Deportes is poised to deliver its most comprehensive MLB postseason coverage ever, with pregame shows, plus special reports, interviews and postgame analysis on its signature studio show CENTRAL FOX.

This October, FOX Sports is providing more hours of pre and postgame coverage devoted to MLB’s postseason than in any year prior.  FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes have over 60 hours of pre, between-game and postgame coverage planned, including expanded 90 minute editions of AMERICA’S PREGAME, hosted by Mike Hill and news anchor Molly McGrath; special editions of FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s signature news, highlights and analysis program between games; and regularly scheduled FOX SPORTS LIVE programs immediately following most games.

A complete schedule for FOX Sports’ postseason baseball coverage follows, however it is subject to change; game times and location TBD.

 

DIVISION SERIES

DAY/DATE                             SERIES                                  NETWORKS

Friday, Oct. 3                          NLDS A Game 1                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

                              NLDS B Game 1                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Saturday, Oct. 4                     NLDS A Game 2                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Monday, Oct. 6                       NLDS B Game 3                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

 

Tuesday, Oct. 7                      NLDS A Game 4*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

                              NLDS B Game 4*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Thursday, Oct. 9                     NLDS A Game 5*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

NLDS B Game 5*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

DAY/DATE                             SERIES                                  NETWORKS

Saturday, Oct. 11                   NLCS Game 1                                    FOX/FOX Deportes

                              JABO Multicast                                   FOX Sports 1

Sunday, Oct. 12                      NLCS Game 2                                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Tuesday, Oct. 14                    NLCS Game 3                                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Wednesday, Oct. 15               NLCS Game 4                                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Thursday, Oct. 16                   NLCS Game 5            *                       FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Saturday, Oct. 18                   NLCS Game 6            *                       FOX/FOX Deportes

Sunday, Oct. 19                      NLCS Game 7            *                       FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

WORLD SERIES

 

DAY/DATE                             SERIES                      SITE    NETWORKS

Tuesday, Oct. 21                    Game 1                       AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

Wednesday, Oct. 22               Game 2                       AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

Friday, Oct. 24                        Game 3                       NL       FOX/FOX Deportes

Saturday, Oct. 25                   Game 4                       NL       FOX/FOX Deportes

Sunday, Oct. 26                      Game 5*                     NL       FOX/FOX Deportes

Tuesday, Oct. 28                    Game 6*                     AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

Wednesday, Oct. 29               Game 7*                     AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

*denotes “if necessary”

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2014 MLB Postseason Begins on TBS with Exclusive Presentation of the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Sept. 30

mlb-on-tbsTBS to be the Exclusive Home of American League Postseason Coverage

Including the Wild Card, Both A.L. Division Series & ALCS

 TBS will begin its eighth consecutive year of Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason coverage with its exclusive presentation of the 2014 MLB Wild Card presented by Budweiser featuring the American League matchup on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  TBS will also be the exclusive television home of the American League Division Series (ALDS), beginning Thursday, Oct. 2, and the American League Championship Series (ALCS).  The network’s coverage of the ALDS will be presented by T-Mobile.

The MLB Postseason on TBS will once again feature the trio of Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken calling one of the ALDS series and the ALCS.  They will also provide commentary for the American League Wild Card Game.

TBS’ studio coverage will include analysis by eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez and nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield, anchored by studio host Casey Stern.

The network’s complete roster of commentators for the 2014 MLB Postseason:

  • Johnson, a Sports Emmy Award winner, will provide play-by-play with analysts Darling, a World Series Champion and former All-Star pitcher, and Hall of Famer Ripken for the American League Wild Card, one ALDS series and the ALCS. Matt Winer will join them as a reporter throughout the postseason.
  • Analysts Martinez and Sheffield, both World Series Champions, will pair with host Stern for the MLB on TBS studio coverage.  Stern is a veteran personality at SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio where he hosts Inside Pitch and has covered the MLB Postseason for several years. He previously hosted various shows and has covered the postseason for MLB.com.
  • Coverage of the additional ALDS will feature play-by-play from Brian Anderson with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and veteran analyst Joe SimpsonJaime Maggio will join them as a reporter during the ALDS, and she will also report from the National League Championship Series.
  • Reporters David Aldridge and Rachel Nichols will contribute to the network’s MLB Postseason coverage, reporting from the National League Division Series.

“Our MLB roster is a collective of leading voices with untouchable credentials and a deep knowledge of the game that resonates with our fans,” said Craig Barry, SVP of production and executive creative director, Turner Sports.  “We’re fortunate to have such a talented team in place for this year’s highly anticipated MLB Postseason.”

Additionally, in support of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative – which gives TV customers access to live programming wherever and whenever they want to watch it as part of their television subscription – all MLB Postseason games will be available to watch live across digital devices. Viewers can log in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider for access to live MLB Postseason games via www.tbs.com or the Watch TBS app.

MLB on TBS

This season is the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. TBS has broadcast the MLB Division Series and League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of Atlanta Braves coverage from 1977 to 2007. In 2012, Turner and MLB extended their agreement through 2021.  The partnership represents one of the longest-running relationships between a media company and league in the history of televised sports.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and professional golf.  The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps.  Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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10 Pennant Chase Games in 6 Days Start Monday on MLB Network

mlb-networkWILD CARD RACES IN THE SPOTLIGHT DURING MLB NETWORK’S LIVE GAME SCHEDULE FROM SEPTEMBER 15 – 20

 

Postseason-Contending Angels, Athletics, Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners and Nationals All in Action

Secaucus, N.J., September 11, 2014 – Ten pennant chase games will be featured across six days on MLB Network from September 15 – 20. Highlights include:

  • The NL East-leading Washington Nationals visit the Atlanta Braves, who trail the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second NL Wild Card spot by one and a half games, on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Following the game, AL MVP candidate Mike Trout and the MLB-leading Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim host the Seattle Mariners, who trail the Detroit Tigers by a half-game for the second AL Wild Card, at 10:00 p.m. ET. The Mariners and Angels will meet again on Tuesday, September 16 on MLB Network at 10:00 p.m. ET.
  • West Coast pennant chase baseball will be on display beginning with the NL Wild Card-leading San Francisco Giants matching up against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, September 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Josh Donaldson and the AL Wild Card-leading Oakland Athletics play home to the Texas Rangers on Thursday, September 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET, and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Wrigley Field to face the Chicago Cubs on Friday, September 19 at 2:15pm ET.
  • The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals, who are looking to win their second straight division title, take on the Milwaukee Brewers, who trail the Pirates by one and a half games for the second NL Wild Card spot, on Thursday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET, live from Busch Stadium.
  • NL MVP candidate Buster Posey and the Giants visit Petco Park to take on the San Diego Padres on Friday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

With the 2014 Postseason less than three weeks away, MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning flagship program MLB Tonight will continue to bring viewers its signature live look-ins at games in progress, news and analysis seven days a week. MLB Network’s game schedule through September 20, which continues the lead up to MLB Network’s exclusive telecasts of two Division Series games this Postseason, is available here. Games will be blacked out in each team’s home television territory unless otherwise announced. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming.

Notes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Royals vs. Yankees – Sunday, September 7, 2014

mlb-on-tbsNotes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday MLB on TBS continues September 14 at 1 p.m. ET with the Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers. The telecast will be available in the Indians broadcast territory. 

****    ****    ****    ****

Kansas City Royals (2) at New York Yankees (0)
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

 

 

 Darling on the Royals: “I love the Royals. They have something magical working with their fans and they have something magical working on the field. More importantly, the way the game is played today, they’ve got it. If they beat you through six [innings], they’re going to beat you [in nine innings]. They don’t score a lot of runs but their bullpen has been unbelievable.”

Darling on Royals veteran Omar Infante: “He is a clutch player. He’s the kind of guy that will do anything to win. He’ll hit the ball the other way and he’s a good hit-and-run guy. He does all the little things that helps a team win.”

Darling on what the Royals learned from being in the 2013 AL Central race: “They learned a lot from last year. They were trying to hunt down the Detroit Tigers and were kind of in the race last year. They saw the trappings that can come with [being in the race] like all the media attention. They grew from that and it will help them this year.”

Darling on the Royals learning how to compete on a big stage like Yankee Stadium: “Part of becoming a postseason team…you have to learn how to play [at Yankee Stadium] and win. It’s like an art lover going to the Louvre. If you’re a baseball player, you come to Yankee Stadium.”

 

 

 Darling on Derek Jeter: “He wasn’t the best player in the league and sometimes, he wasn’t the best player on his own team, but he was the best winner that baseball has had in a long time.”

Darling on the Yankees’ offensive struggles: “In [Yankee Stadium], you try to put together a team that will pull the ball and hit it out of the ballpark. They haven’t found that this year.”

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues September 7 with Royals vs. Yankees at 1:30 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsTBS to Televise Coverage of Special Pregame Ceremony Honoring Yankees Captain Derek Jeter

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue September 7 with a matchup between the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter hosting the Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon at 1:30 p.m. ET. Prior to the game at 1 p.m., TBS will present coverage of the Yankees’ special ceremony to honor the historic career of Jeter, the 14-time All-Star, five-time World Series Champion and long-time team captain. Shane Green (4-1) is scheduled to take the mound for New York against Kansas City probable starter Yordano Ventura (11-9). Ernie Johnson will be in the TBS broadcast booth providing play-by-play alongside analyst Ron Darling.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Detroit Tigers visiting the Cleveland Indians on September 14 at 1 p.m. The telecast will be seen locally throughout the Indians’ broadcast territory.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

Sun., September 7
1 p.m. Pregame Ceremony Honoring Derek Jeter
 
1:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., September 14  
 
1 p.m. Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues August 31 with Tigers vs. White Sox at 2 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsSunday MLB on TBS Continues August 31 with

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox at 2 p.m. ET

TBS Telecast to be Available in the White Sox Broadcast Territory

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue August 31 with an American League matchup between division rivals when the Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera visit the Chicago White Sox and Jose Abreu at 2 p.m. ET. Rick Porcello (15-8) is scheduled to take the mound for Detroit against Chicago probable starter Jose Quintana (6-10). The Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be available in the White Sox broadcast territory with Brian Anderson providing play-by-play alongside analyst Cal Ripken.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the New York Yankees hosting the Kansas City Royals on September 7 at 1:30 p.m. Prior to the game at 1 p.m., TBS will televise the Yankees’ special ceremony to honor the historic career of long-time team captain Derek Jeter.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sun., August 31
2 p.m. ET Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., September 7  
 
1 p.m. Pregame Ceremony Honoring Derek Jeter
 
1:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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A’s, Angels, Dodgers & Nationals on MLB Network Showcase This Week

mlb-networkMLB NETWORK SHOWCASE LABOR DAY MATCHUP PART OF LIVE GAME SCHEDULE FROM SEPTEMBER 1 – 14

Postseason-Contending Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles and St. Louis

Featured in September 8 Tripleheader

Game Action Continues This Week with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci Calling Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. ET

Secaucus, N.J., August 27, 2014 – With less than five weeks left in the regular season, MLB Network will feature a Labor Day prime time showdown and key matchups with Postseason implications in its live game schedule from September 1 – 14. Highlights include:

  • Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call two MLB Network Showcase games on the West Coast over the next week, beginning with the first matchup of a pivotal four-game AL West series between the first-place Angels and second-place Athletics tomorrow, August 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET, live from Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The action continues when MLB Network Showcase visits Dodger Stadium for the first time this season as the East-leading Washington Nationals, who have won 12 of their last 15 games, take on the West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • Jonathan Lucroy and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers look to increase their division lead when they host the second-place St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Cardinals currently trail the Brewers by one and a half games.
  • Monday, September 8 features a tripleheader beginning with Albert Pujols and the Angels taking on the Cleveland Indians at 1:00 p.m. ET, followed by an AL Central battle featuring the first-place Kansas City Royals,who are looking to return to the Postseason for the first time since 1985, visiting the second-place Detroit Tigers at 4:00 p.m. ET. The Cincinnati Reds will host the Cardinals in the finale of the tripleheader at 7:00 p.m. ET.
  • Four afternoon games will be featured during the first two weeks of September, including the AL East first-place Baltimore Orioles, who are looking to win their first division title since 1997, hosting the New York Yankees on Friday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

As the 2014 Postseason approaches, MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning flagship program MLB Tonight will continue to bring viewers its signature live look-ins at games in progress, news and analysis seven days a week. MLB Network’s game schedule through September 14, which continues the lead up to MLB Network’s exclusive telecasts of two Division Series games this Postseason, is available here. Games will be blacked out in each team’s home television territory unless otherwise announced. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming.

About MLB Network:

MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the multiple Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight,live regular season and Postseason game telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 in a record-setting 50 million homes and is currently distributed in approximately 70 million homes throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.MLBNetwork.com.