Schedule Continues Lead Up to MLB Network’s Exclusive Telecasts of Two Division Series Games This Postseason
Secaucus, N.J., September 12, 2013 – With less than three weeks left in the regular season, MLB Network will showcase key matchups with Postseason implications next week, beginning with a showdown featuring the two American League Wild Card leaders as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Texas Rangers on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from Tropicana Field. Viewers in select markets will see the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, who are looking to clinch their first division title since 2005, visit the Washington Nationals on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The schedule continues when the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox host the AL Wild Card-contending Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET and again on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from Fenway Park. The Orioles and the Cleveland Indians currently trail the Rays by one and a half games for the second spot in the AL Wild Card race, while the New York Yankees trail by only one game.
The week concludes when the Pittsburgh Pirates, who clinched their first winning season since 1992 on Monday, host the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from PNC Park. The Pirates currently trail the St. Louis Cardinals by one game in the NL Central, while the Reds trail by only three games. Viewers in select markets will see an AL Wild Card showdown featuring the Orioles against the Rays on Friday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
MLB Network’s game schedule through September 21, which continues the lead up to MLB Network’s exclusive telecasts of two Division Series games this Postseason on October 4 and 7, 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.