Pujols Battles Yankees In The Bronx Saturday at 12:30 PM ET on FOX
NASCAR on FOX Primetime Racing from Texas Motor Speedway Saturday at 7:00 PM ET
FA Cup & UEFA Champions League Semifinals on FOX Soccer & FX
PUJOLS MAKES FIRST EVER REGULAR SEASON TRIP TO THE BRONX – Week two of the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK gets an earlier start time, 12:30 PM ET, Saturday, April 14 with live regional coverage of three major league matchups. The MLB on FOX crew heads up to New York when Albert Pujols makes his first visit to Yankee Stadium as an Angel to face Derek Jeter and the Yankees. In St. Louis, the defending champs take on their longtime rival Cubs in a Midwest matchup. Rangers’ Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish makes his national broadcast television debut as he tries to slow down the bats of the Twins’ power-hitting duo of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau.
Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW, a full 30-minute program, originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. It’s hosted by longtime FOX Sports and MLB Network broadcaster Matt Vasgersian, who is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Kevin Millar.
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Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees Joe Buck, Tim McCarver
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: C.J. Wilson, LHP (1-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes, RHP (0-1, 3.86 ERA)
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tulsa
Probable Pitchers: Chris Volstad, RHP (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn, RHP (1-0, 1.35 ERA)
Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins
Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, San Antonio
Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish, RHP (1-0, 7.94 ERA) vs. Nick Blackburn, RHP (0-1, 7.50 ERA)
PRIMETIME RACING RETURNS TO THE LONE STAR STATE – Following a week off, the NASCAR on FOX team heads to Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 14 (7:00 PM ET) for NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Texas. Greg Biffle is still the man to chase in the Sprint Cup Series but Dale Earnhardt Jr. is close, trailing by only six points. In a tie for third-place and trailing Earnhardt by six points is a who’s who of NASCAR – Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr.
Coverage starts with the FOX NASCAR SUNDAY prerace show hosted by Chris Myers, with up-to-the-minute reports, live interviews with drivers, crewmen and officials shaping the day’s action, and analysis from Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip. Veteran analyst Jeff Hammond takes his extensive experience as a former championship-winning crew chief to where the action is, in the garages and pit road.
Once the green flag drops, race announcer Mike Joy is alongside analysts Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to call all the twists and turns on the track while Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for reports on teams and pit stops.
FA CUP AND UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HIGHLIGHT FOX SOCCER & FX COVERAGE – This weekend, FOX Soccer takes its focus to England’s FA Cup with semifinal matchups Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, April 14 (7:30 AM ET) Merseyside rivals meet as Liverpool faces Everton. On Sunday, April 15 (1:00 PM ET) Chelsea takes on London rival Tottenham. Both matchups are held at London’s legendary Wembley Stadium.
Following an action-packed weekend in England, attention turns to first-leg coverage of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Coming off a goal-filled quarterfinals campaign, Germany’s Bayern Munich faces Cristiano Ronaldo and Spanish giants Real Madrid next Tuesday, April 17 (2:00 PM ET) on FOX Soccer. Having recently broken the goal scoring record for a single UEFA Champions League season (14), Lionel Messi looks to cement his name as arguably the best player to ever play the sport, as FC Barcelona takes on Chelsea Wednesday, April 18 (2:00 PM ET).
UFC TITLE CONTENDER CHAEL SONNEN JOINS FUEL TV WEIGH-IN SHOW FOR UFC ON FUEL TV: GUSTAFSSON VS. SILVA – UFC Middleweight Title Contender Chael Sonnen offers his expert opinions on fighters in the upcoming UFC ON FUEL TV: GUSTAFSSON VS. SILVA, during the live UFC on FUEL TV Weigh-in Show on Friday, April 13 (10:00 AM ET). Sonnen joins host Jay Glazer in the studio, while longtime UFC announcer Mike Goldberg emcees the weigh-in onsite in Sweden, and Karyn Bryant conducts backstage fighter interviews.
FLORIAN: GUSTAFSSON’S YOUTH AND HUNGER DIFFERENCE IN FIGHT – FUEL TV’s UFC Analyst Kenny Florian believes Alexander Gustafsson will win the main card fight in UFC ON FUEL TV: GUSTAFSSON VS. SILVA, airing Saturday, April 14 (3:00 PM ET). “Alexander Gustafsson is a young, tall and lanky fighter with a heavy right hand,” says Florian. “He’s especially dangerous on his feet. He’s gotten so good, people don’t want to train with him. He has improved his takedowns and wrestling. In the end, I’m going with Gustafsson. His youth and hunger is the difference in this fight.” Mike Goldberg and Florian call the fights live from the Octagon. Jay Glazer hosts the one-hour prefight and one-hour postfight shows on FUEL TV, with UFC Middleweight Title Contender Chael Sonnen and UFC Vet Mark Munoz analyzing the fights.