ESPN to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the 2013 MLB Postseason

ESPN-MLB-logo1Baseball Tonight throughout MLB Playoffs; ESPN Radio’s 16th Season of Postseason Action

ESPN will provide comprehensive, multiplatform coverage of the Major League Baseball postseason across ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN.com beginning this week and extending through the final out of the World Series. Baseball Tonight will anchor the coverage with nightly telecasts throughout the postseason led by host Karl Ravech with analysts Barry Larkin, John Kruk, Aaron Boone, Curt Schilling, Manny Acta, Nomar Garciaparrra and Mark Mulder. SportsCenter will also present daily highlights, news and analysis including segments from Baseball Tonight commentators.

                                                                                                                               

ESPN Radio will enter its 16th consecutive Major League Baseball postseason on Tuesday, Oct. 1, beginning with the Wild Card games. Sunday Night Baseball’s play-by-play voice Dan Shulman and analyst Orel Hershiser will call the National League Wild Card game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, the National League Division Series (NLDS) between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) and the World Series.

ESPN Radio’s Sunday Night Baseball team of Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will describe the American League Wild Card game (Tampa Bay Rays or Texas Rangers against the Cleveland Indians), the American League Division Series (ALDS) between the AL Wild Card winner and the Boston Red Sox, and the American League Championship Series (ALCS). Additionally, Dave Flemming and analyst Rick Sutcliffe will call the NLDS between the NL Wild Card winner and St. Louis Cardinals while Michael Kay and analyst Aaron Boone will describe the ALDS between the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers.

 

ESPN.com will provide extensive game coverage, feature stories and breaking news throughout the postseason from ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Jim Caple and Jim Bowden. ESPN.com highlights include:

 

–         More than a dozen on-site contributors from ESPN.com, ESPNBoston.com, ESPNLA.com and ESPNDallas.com;

–         Series pages for Wild Card games and the Division Series, Championship Series and World Series with expert picks and predictions, previews, video analysis, scouting reports and statistics;

–         Beat ‘Em Bucs – a continued chronicle of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ historic postseason run penned by actor and famed Pirates fan Michael Keaton;

–         Baseball Tonight Spotlight and Baseball Tonight Minute video analysis in addition to Olney’s weekday Baseball Tonight podcast throughout the postseason;

–         Interactive chats, SportsNation polls and social media integration across ESPN platforms.

ESPN Radio Wild Card Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Tue, Oct 1 8 p.m. National League Wild Card: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser

Wed, Oct 2 8 p.m. American League Wild Card: Tampa Bay Rays or Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians

Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton

ESPN Radio NLDS Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Thu, Oct 3 TBD National League Wild Card at St. Louis Cardinals – Game 1

Dave Flemming, Rick Sutcliffe

TBD Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves – Game 1

Shulman, Hershiser

Fri, Oct 4 TBD NL Wild Card at St. Louis Cardinals – Game 2

Flemming, Sutcliffe

TBD Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves – Game 2

Shulman, Hershiser

Sun, Oct 6 TBD St. Louis Cardinals at NL Wild Card – Game 3

Flemming, Sutcliffe

TBD Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers – Game 3

Shulman, Hershiser

Mon, Oct 7 TBD St. Louis Cardinals at NL Wild Card – Game 4*

Flemming, Sutcliffe

TBD Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers – Game 4*

Shulman, Hershiser

Wed, Oct 9 TBD NL Wild Card at St. Louis Cardinals – Game 5*

Flemming, Sutcliffe

TBD Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves – Game 5*

Shulman, Hershiser

 

ESPN Radio ALDS Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Fri, Oct 4 TBD American League Wild Card at Boston Red Sox – Game 1

Sciambi, Singleton

TBD Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics – Game 1

Michael Kay, Aaron Boone

Sat, Oct 5 TBD AL Wild Card at Boston Red Sox – Game 2

Sciambi, Singleton

TBD Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics – Game 2

Kay, Boone

Mon, Oct 7 TBD Boston Red Sox at AL Wild Card – Game 3

Sciambi, Singleton

TBD Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers – Game 3

Kay, Boone

Tue, Oct 8 TBD Boston Red Sox at AL Wild Card – Game 4*

Sciambi, Singleton

TBD Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers – Game 4*
Kay, Boone
Thu, Oct 10 TBD AL Wild Card at Boston Red Sox – Game 5*

Sciambi, Singleton

TBD Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics – Game 5*

Kay, Boone

 

*If necessary

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