Thursday, March 30, 2017

ESPN Radio Starts 20th MLB Season

ESPN Radio’s 20th Major League Baseball season of 71 games will include multiple appearances from several top teams including the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Commentator Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton return this year as ESPN Radio’s lead commentator team.

The season begins on Opening Day as Kris Bryant and the Cubs visit Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. ET*. ESPN Radio will also broadcast the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. against the Dodgers – a rematch of last year’s National League Championship Series.

Among the other highlights this season include: Seven games showcasing the defending Champion Cubs; seven New York Yankee games; six St. Louis Cardinal matchups; and the New York Yankees visiting the Boston Red Sox on July 16. In addition, ESPN Radio will be the exclusive radio home for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby and the 88th MLB All Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, on Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, respectively.

Every MLB postseason game will broadcast for the 20th consecutive year. Postseason coverage will include any potential tie-breaker games, Wild Card games, National and American League Division Series, National League Championship Series, the American League Championship Series and the World Series.

All MLB games on ESPN Radio will be preceded by the Baseball Tonight pregame show offering news, previews and analysis of upcoming games. As the season progresses, additional matchups on ESPN Radio will be announced. All games will be available on ESPN Radio, and the ESPN app.

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