The 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire will air exclusively on ESPN, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. ET. Entering competition on Sept. 28, the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants currently hold the first and second NL Wild Card spots, respectively. The St. Louis Cardinals are currently one game behind the Giants for the second spot. The telecast will also be streamed live on WatchESPN.
The 2017 Major League Baseball season will open on ESPN platforms, Sunday, April 2, with multiple, national Opening Day telecasts. It was announced today that the New York Yankees will visit the Tampa Bay Rays and that the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the San Francisco Giants in a pair of divisional match-ups.
ESPN today announced it has added several full national MLB Postseason Impact Game telecasts presented by Exxon and Mobil, including three division rivalry games, to its September schedule. The games are expected to directly impact the 2016 MLB Postseason race. Current MLB standings via ESPN.com.
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Season Finale: League-Best Chicago Cubs to Host Rival St. Louis Cardinals Sept. 25
ESPN announced today its game selection for the 2016 Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell season finale: the Chicago Cubs, owners of baseball’s best record, led by NL MVP candidate Kris Bryant, will host their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina at 8 p.m. ET from historic Wrigley Field.
ESPN today announced expanded roles for three of its most prominent commentators: Sage Steele, Michelle Beadle and Doris Burke.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the Sept.18, 2016 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the Boston Red Sox, involved in the hotly contested American League playoff race, will host their rivals, the New York Yankees, who are also still alive in the AL playoff picture, at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, Red Sox icon David Ortiz is expected to make his 60th and final Sunday Night Baseball appearance of his storied career.
ESPN announced today its game selection for the Sept.11, 2016 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the Chicago Cubs, owners of baseball’s best record, led by NL MVP candidates Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, will visit the Houston Astros and MLB batting average leader and AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve at 8 p.m. ET from Minute Maid Park.
The 2016-17 ABC and ESPN NBA telecast schedule will feature 100 regular-season games, more than ever, as ESPN begins its new, multi-year rights agreement with the NBA. The schedule will include 82 games on ESPN, which generally includes NBA doubleheaders on Wednesday and Friday nights, and 18 games on ABC, highlighted by season two of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and the ABC NBA Sunday Showcase franchise. From January to April, ABC and ESPN will combine to televise NBA games four days per week.
ESPN announced today its Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell game selection for August 28: the Kansas City Royals and Eric Hosmer will travel to Fenway Park to face the Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz.
ESPN Adds First Place Washington Nationals at Second Place New York Mets to Sunday Night Baseball September 4
ESPN announced today its game selection for the September 4 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: the National League East-leading Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper will visit the second place New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes.
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