TAMPA BAY RAYS BATTLE NEW YORK YANKEES IN A.L. EAST SHOWDOWN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Secaucus, N.J., September 16, 2011 – With less then two weeks left in the regular season, MLB Network will showcase key matchups with playoff implications next week beginning with the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the N.L. East first-place Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies’ N.L. Cy Young candidate Roy Halladay is scheduled to pitch opposite Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter. St. Louis has stormed back into the Postseason race to now trail the Atlanta Braves by four and a half games in the N.L. Wild Card race, while the October-bound Phillies are looking to win their fifth straight N.L. East title.
The Tampa Bay Rays, who are looking to return to the Postseason for a second straight season, will visit the A.L. East first-place New York Yankees on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Rays, who have won seven of their last ten games, currently trail the Boston Red Sox by three games in the A.L. Wild Card race.
MLB Tonight, MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning nightly studio show, will air before and after each game providing complete coverage of the Postseason races, including updates, highlights, analysis and look-ins at live games in progress.
MLB Network’s game schedule for September 16 – September 20 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 complete programming lineup is available here.