NL West First-Place San Francisco Giants Host Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, August 8
NL Central First-Place Milwaukee Brewers Visit Second-Place St. Louis Cardinals on August 11, Called by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz
Secaucus, N.J., August 1, 2011 – The NL West first-place San Francisco Giants host the NL Central-contending Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, August 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET, part of MLB Network’s live game schedule for August 8 – 13. Viewers in select markets will see the NL East first-place Philadelphia Phillies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:00 p.m. ET live from Dodger Stadium. In an AL Central showdown, the first-place Detroit Tigers travel to Progressive Field to take on the second-place Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Viewers in select markets will see the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the New York Yankees at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The NL Central first-place Milwaukee Brewers visit the second-place St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian, a former Brewers announcer, and John Smoltz, who pitched for the Cardinals in 2009, will call the game live from Busch Stadium. The Brewers currently lead the NL Central by two and a half games over the Cardinals. Viewers in select markets will again see the Tigers play the Indians at 7:00 p.m. ET. Later in the week the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Yankees for the first of a three-game series on Friday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Viewers in select markets will see the Washington Nationals against the Phillies at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The game schedule for August 1 – 13 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.
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