MLB NETWORK TO AIR GAME COVERAGE OF ALL FOUR CLUBS IN PENNANT RACES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
Coverage of Pivotal Series Finale Between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers Begins Thursday at 1:00 p.m. ET with Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane
After Twins @ Tigers, MLB Network to Air Bonus Coverage of Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies Already in Progress
Additional Games with Postseason Implications Feature Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
Secaucus, N.J., September 30, 2009 – MLB Network today announced it will air the series finale of an American League Central showdown between the Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 1. In this special edition of Thursday Night Baseball, the scheduled starters are Twins pitcher Scott Baker against Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson. As of Tuesday, September 29, the two teams were separated by two games for the American League Central title. MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane will call the game live with Trenni Kusnierek reporting from Comerica Park. The game will be blacked out in the Twins’ and Tigers’ home television territories and viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with alternate programming.
Path to the Pennant will come on live after the Twins at Tigers game, followed by bonus coverage of the 3:10 p.m. ET Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies game already in progress. The bonus coverage, which will be blacked out in the Brewers’ and Rockies’ home television territories, will be a simulcast of FSN Rocky Mountain, including local announcers. MLB Network viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with alternate programming.
The games with postseason implications continue Thursday night with MLB Network featuring the Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves at 7:00 p.m. ET as the Braves try to overtake the Colorado Rockies for the National League Wild Card. The game, which will be blacked out in the Nationals’ and Braves’ home television territories, will be a simulcast of SportsSouth, including local announcers. MLB Network viewers in the Nationals’ and Braves’ home television territories will see the Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Coverage continues into the weekend, as Saturday Night Baseball on October 3 will showcase the Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers at 7:00 p.m. ET from Comerica Park. Following the White Sox at Tigers game, MLB Network will feature the Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Both games, which will be blacked out in the White Sox’, Tigers’, Rockies’ and Dodgers’ home television territories, will be simulcasts of local broadcasts, including local announcers. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with alternate programming.
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