Pennant Chase Games Continue Lead Up to MLB Network’s First-Ever Exclusive Telecasts of Two Division Series Games On October 7 & 10
Secaucus, N.J., August 30, 2012 – Intra-divisional battles between the AL East’s and NL West’s first and second-place teams are featured in MLB Network’s live game schedule from September 5-8. Derek Jeter, who leads MLB with 176 hits this season, and the AL East-leading New York Yankees visit Adam Jones and the second-place Baltimore Orioles, who sit only 3.5 games back, on September 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Viewers in select markets will see the Kansas City Royals take on the AL West first-place Texas Rangers at 8:00 p.m. ET. Adrian Gonzalez and the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers face Buster Posey and the rival San Francisco Giants on Friday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET as the Giants maintain a 3.5-game lead in the NL West over the second-place Dodgers.
The remainder of the schedule includes Evan Longoria and the AL Wild Card-contending Tampa Bay Rays hosting the Yankees on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Josh Hamilton, MLB’s leader with 112 RBI’s, and the Rangers take on the Rays on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET to conclude the week’s schedule. Viewers in select markets will see the Orioles face the Yankees.
As previously announced, MLB Network will feature a Labor Day doubleheader on Monday, September 3 beginning with the Yankees at Rays at 1:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Dodgers hosting the San Diego Padres in the second game of the day at 8:00 p.m. ET.
MLB Network’s game schedule through September 8 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.