Tripleheaders, Postseason Rematches and Classic Baseball Films Featured This July on MLB Network

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MLB Network’s Bleacher Features

Secaucus, N.J., June 25, 2013 – MLB Network will televise 26 games in July, including tripleheaders on Independence Day and July 30, and three 2012 Postseason rematches on MLB Network Showcase. Games featured on MLB Network Showcase presented by Chevrolet in July include:

  • July 2: San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds, 7:00 p.m. ET

Ø  In the first series between the two teams since last year’s five-game NLDS series, MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB winner Joey Votto and the Reds look for revenge against Buster Posey and the 2012 World Champion Giants.

Ø  Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Sean Casey and Sam Ryan

  • July 5: Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees, 7:00 p.m. ET

Ø  Chris Davis, who leads MLB with 27 home runs and a 1.116 OPS, and the Orioles face Robinson Cano and the Yankees in a rematch of their 2012 ALDS series.

Ø  Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Sam Ryan

  • July 11: Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves, 7:00 p.m. ET

Ø  Justin Upton and the NL East-leading Braves host the Reds in the first game of a four-game series between the two contenders.

Ø  Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Sam Ryan

  • July 19: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox, 7:00 p.m. ET

Ø  The Yankees travel to Fenway Park for the first time in 2013 to take on David Ortiz and the AL East first-place Red Sox.

Ø  Announcers: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Sam Ryan

  • July 26: St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves, 7:30 p.m. ET

Ø  Yadier Molina, the NL’s leader with a .353 batting average, and the MLB-best Cardinals battle the Braves in the first game between the two teams since last year’s memorable NL Wild Card game.

Ø  Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Sam Ryan

On Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, MLB Network will feature 13 hours of live baseball coverage, including a tripleheader of games. The day begins with Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals hosting Jean Segura and the Milwaukee Brewers in the nation’s capital at 11:00 a.m. ET. Following the Brewers and Nationals, the Orioles travel to Chicago to face Adam Dunn and the Chicago White Sox at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight follows after the second game and will lead viewers into the finale of the tripleheader, which features an AL West clash as Kendrys Morales and the Seattle Mariners battle Adrian Beltre and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers at 8:00 p.m. ET. After the game, MLB Network’s regular season highlights show of record Quick Pitch recaps the day’s action at 11:00 p.m. ET.

MLB Network will feature another tripleheader as part of 12 live hours of coverage on Tuesday, July 30. The Rundown begins at 2:00 p.m. ET and readies viewers for the first of the three games at 4:00 p.m. ET as Andrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the division foe Cardinals. After the Cardinals and Pirates, the Mariners square off against the Red Sox in Boston at 7:00 p.m. ET. The tripleheader concludes with the Reds facing Yonder Alonso and the San Diego Padres at 10:00 p.m. ET. Following the Reds and Padres, Quick Pitch looks back on the day in baseball at 1:00 a.m. ET.

MLB Network’s complete game schedule for the remainder of June is available here and the complete game schedule for July 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.

MLB Network’s Bleacher Features also continues in July with the MLB Network premiere of classic baseball films, Bull Durham and Pride of the Yankees. Starring Academy Award winners Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon in a 1988 comedy about love and Minor League baseball, Bull Durham, marking its 25th anniversary this year, premieres Saturday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The following night, on Sunday, July 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET, MLB Network will air the 1942 biopic Pride of the Yankees, featuring Oscar winner Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth as himself. MLB Network’s Bleacher Features schedule is available here.

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