Yankees/Angels Highlights FOX Sports’ BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA Saturday

MLB-on-FoxFOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES

BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA: East Meets West as Yankees Take on Angels

White Sox/Astros, Nats/Indians, Tigers/Twins & Mariners/A’s Saturday at 7:00 PM ET

FOX Salutes America’s Heroes During 2013 All-Star Game

FUEL TV Covers UFC 161 Friday & Saturday

EAST MEETS WEST IN PRIMETIME THIS SATURDAY – The FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK steps to the plate with five matchups on Saturday, June 15 (7:00 PM ET). Coastal rivals meet as Robinson Cano and the Yankees head west to take on Mike Trout and the Angels with Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal calling the action from Southern California.  Miguel Cabrera leads the AL Central-leading Tigers into Minneapolis to face Joe Mauer and the Twins. Looking to play with more consistency, manager Davey Johnson leads the Nationals into Cleveland to battle the Indians. In Seattle, former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez is scheduled to take the hill as the Mariners take on the A’s. Also, the Astros welcome the White Sox to Houston.

Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. This week, longtime FOX Sports and MLB Network broadcaster Matt Vasgersian is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Dan Plesac.

GAME                                                                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                                COV.

New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels*               Joe Buck, Tim McCarver                                                 66%

                                                                                                & Ken Rosenthal

Angel Stadium – Anaheim, CA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis., Tampa, Tulsa, West Palm Beach

Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. Tommy Hanson, RHP (3-2, 4.12 ERA)

*On FOX Deportes

 

Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros                         Daron Sutton & Mitch Williams                                        9%

Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX

MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis

Probable Pitchers: John Danks, LHP (1-2, 4.13 ERA) vs. Lucas Harrell, RHP (4-7, 4.52 ERA)

 

Washington Nationals at Cleveland Indians               Kenny Albert & Tom Verducci                                          8%

Progressive Field – Cleveland, OH

MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Norfolk, Richmond, Washington

Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA

 

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins                                Justin Kutcher & Bert Blyleven                                       8%

Target Field – Minneapolis, MN

MARKETS INCLUDE: Detroit, Minneapolis

Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez, RHP (6-5, 2.65 ERA) vs. Samuel Deduno, RHP (2-1, 3.47 ERA)

 

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics                         Rich Waltz & Eric Karros                                                   8%

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum – Oakland, CA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle

Probable Pitchers: Felix Hernandez, RHP (7-4, 2.49 ERA) vs. A.J. Griffin, RHP (5-5, 3.78 ERA)

 

ROSENTHAL ON DODGERS/DIAMONDBACKS BRAWL: WHEN DOES THE STUPIDITY STOP? –

“I just want to know, when does the stupidity stop?” asked MLB on FOX reporter and FOXSports.com senior MLB columnist Ken Rosenthal.  Rosenthal was referring to last night’s bench clearing brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks which saw six ejections and suspensions likely handed down from the Commissioner’s office at Major League Baseball.  “Don’t ask me who was right in the wild bench-clearing brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Pretty much everyone was wrong, and not just a little wrong, either,” wrote Rosenthal.  The MLB writer understands baseball’s unwritten code of retaliation but points out the scenarios in which those intentional inside pitches were thrown.  “Does anyone even pay attention to the score anymore?  Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy hit the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig with two strikes and two outs in the sixth, bringing the tying run to the plate.  The other two drillings – Zack Grienke of D-backs catcher Miguel Montero, Kennedy of Grienke – occurred with the score tied in the seventh.”

For more from Rosenthal including post game video interviews about the brawl, please click here: http://on-msn.com/1buZOMc

FOX SALUTES AMERICA’S HEROES DURING 2013 ALL-STAR GAME – Major League Baseball and ‘PEOPLE’ magazine announced on Tuesday the 90 finalists for the “Tribute for Heroes” campaign, a national initiative that recognizes veterans and military service members and builds upon the commitment of MLB and ‘PEOPLE’ to honor our country’s heroes. Fans are encouraged to visit TributeForHeroes.com to view the full list of finalists and vote on their favorite stories through June 30. One winner from each of the 30 MLB Clubs will be included in All-Star Week festivities and recognized during the pregame ceremony leading up to the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16 on FOX.

Included on the incredible list of finalists are three World War II veterans, one of whom turned his native Navajo tongue into a secret weapon, 20 Purple Hearts, a veteran who was given a 3 percent chance of survival, another who was rescued from a body bag and an amputee that has completed 35 triathlons.

 

EXPECT A TOUGH FIGHT AT UFC 161: EVANS VS. HENDERSON, SAYS FLORIAN — This weekend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Winnipeg, Canada for UFC 161: EVANS VS. HENDERSON, featuring the main event between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and former PRIDE Champion Dan Henderson. With two legends facing off in the Octagon, FUEL TV’s UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian expects to see an amazing fight. “Henderson is a fighter’s fighter,” he says. “He’s always up for a war. Evans really needs to forget about his last fight that he lost and focus on what he does best: take him down. Evans has an excellent top game and we’ve seen Henderson struggle when he’s on his back.” Follow the link to view Florian, Chael Sonnen and guest analyst and current Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber’s picks for UFC 161: youtu.be/3W3hjdt0bek

UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMP CRUZ AND HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER CORMIER JOIN FUEL TV FOR UFC 161 SHOWS — FUEL TV begins coverage of UFC 161 with the UFC 161 WEIGH-IN SHOW on Friday, June 14 (5:00 PM ET). The program is hosted by Karyn Bryant with UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, and UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen adding analysis, while three-time MMA journalist of the year Ariel Helwani interviews fighters on-site. FUEL TV telecasts the UFC 161 POSTFIGHT SHOW immediately following UFC 161 Pay Per View on Sunday, June 16 (1:00 AM ET). Bryant hosts the show with analysts Cruz, Sonnen and UFC heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier breaking down the biggest and best moments of the evening’s fights. Helwani provides interviews backstage.

UFC® ON FUEL TV 10: NOGUEIRA VS. WERDUM DELIVERS — On Saturday, June 8, UFC on FUEL TV 10 posted its highest-rated and most-watched prime time ever, according to Nielsen Media Research. In addition, the network’s 10th live Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) main card fight, which saw the No. 3 ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum defeat former heavyweight champion Minotauro Nogueira with an exciting second-round submission, was the second most-watched live UFC®fight in the network’s history for both total viewers and in the key Men 18-49 demographic.  “The performance of UFC ON FUEL TV 10 shows how the UFC, the world’s fastest growing sport, delivers strong audiences for FOX Sports,” says Patrick Crakes, Senior Vice President, Programming and Research, FOX Sports Media Group. “We’re excited about the continued ability of the UFC to provide great ratings in the key male demos as we head towards the launch of FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, on August 17.”  Prime time, which consisted of the one-hour live Prefight Show and the three-hour main card, averaged 250,000 total viewers and a 0.51 HH rating, up +468% and +538% respectively vs. the June 2012 Saturday average.

 

FSMG NATIONAL NETWORK KEY EVENTS CALENDAR

All Times Eastern and Subject to Change

* Also Airing on Deportes

 

Week of: 6/12/2013 – 6/19/2013

 

DATE                     NETWORK               TIME                   EVENT DETAILS

6/14/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM               Australian Rules Football League: Carlton vs. Hawthorn

6/14/13                  SPEED                  11:30 AM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice: Michigan

6/14/13                  SPEED                    1:00 PM               NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice: Michigan

6/14/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:55 PM              Rugby League, International Origin: England vs. Exiles

6/14/13                  SPEED                    3:30 PM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying: Michigan

6/14/13                  FUEL TV                  5:00 PM               UFC 161 Weigh-in on FUEL TV: “Evans vs. Henderson” – Winnipeg

6/14/13                  SPEED                    5:00 PM               ARCA Racing: Michigan

6/14/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 11:30 PM               Australian Rules Football League: Richmond vs. Adelaide Crows

6/15/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:30 AM               Australian Rules Football League: Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions

6/15/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM               National Rugby League: Sharks vs. Eels

6/15/13                  SPEED                  12:30 PM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Final Practice: Michigan

6/15/13                  SPEED                    4:30 PM               Rolex Sports Car Series: Mid-Ohio

6/15/13                  FOX                          7:00 PM               MLB: NYY at LAA*/WAS at CLE/CWS at HOU/DET at MIN/SEA at OAK

6/15/13                  FX*                           8:00 PM               UFC 161 Prelims on FX: “Evans vs. Henderson” – Winnipeg

6/15/13                  FOX Deportes      10:00 PM               Golden Boy Boxing: Mexico

6/16/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 12:00 AM               National Rugby League: Rabbitohs vs. Titans

6/16/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   4:30 AM               National Rugby League: Roosters vs. Warriors

6/16/13                  SPEED                    7:30 AM               MotoGP World Championship: Catalunyan Grand Prix

6/17/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:00 AM               National Rugby League: Broncos vs. Tigers

6/17/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:30 PM               Super League Rugby: Leeds vs. Widnes

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