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ESPN Radio to Present the 2014 MLB Wild Card Games and League Division Series

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All Postseason Games Available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com, via the ESPN Radio app, iTunes Radio, Slacker and TuneIn

ESPN Radio will present its 17th consecutive Major League Baseball postseason beginning with the American and National League Wild Card Games. ESPN Radio’s Sunday Night Baseball team of play-by-play voice Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will call the AL Wild Card Game Tuesday, Sept. 30, as the Oakland Athletics visit the Kansas City Royals at 8 p.m. ET. The duo will also provide commentary for American League Division Series (ALDS) between the AL Wild Card winner and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beginning Thursday, Oct. 2.

Commentator Dave O’Brien and analyst Aaron Boone will describe the action in the NL Wild Card Game Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants, which will also air on ESPN with comprehensive television coverage.  O’Brien will later team with Baseball Tonight analyst John Kruk to call the National League Division Series (NLDS) between the NL Wild Card winner and the Washington Nationals, and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman and analyst Aaron Boone will call the NLDS between the defending National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Veteran ESPN commentator and host Chris Berman, who has called MLB games since 1990, will return to the booth to provide play-by-play with analyst Rick Sutcliffe during the ALDS for Games 1, 2 and 5 of the Detroit Tigers-Baltimore Orioles series beginning Thursday, Oct. 2, while Dave Flemming and Sutcliffe will call Games 3 and 4.

ESPN Radio will broadcast the entire 2014 postseason, and schedule and commentator assignments for the Championship Series and World Series will be announced at a later date.

All postseason games will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com, via the ESPN Radio app, iTunes Radio, Slacker and TuneIn.

Additionally, Baseball Tonight will have nightly telecasts throughout the postseason led by host Karl Ravech with analysts Barry Larkin, Eric Wedge, Manny Acta, Mark Mulder, Eduardo Perez and Doug Glanville. SportsCenter will also present daily highlights, news and analysis including segments from Baseball Tonight commentators.

ESPN.com will provide extensive postseason content including feature stories, predictions, rankings and breaking news from ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Jim Caple and Jim Bowden. ESPN.com highlights include:

  • More than a dozen on-site contributors from com and ESPNLosAngeles.com;
  • Home pages for Wild Card games and the Division Series, Championship Series and World Series with expert picks and predictions, previews, video analysis, statistics, social media integration and more;
  • @BBTN Twitter takeovers each day of the postseason featuring Baseball Tonight commentators and current MLB players;
  • Baseball Tonight Spotlight, Baseball Tonight Minuteand SweetSpot TV video analysis;
  • Weekday Baseball Tonightpodcast with Buster Olney and a cast of experts throughout the postseason;
  • A drawing of pitchers to watch in the postseason designed by illustrator Chris Morris;
  • Daily posts from ESPN’s Stats & Analysis group including interactive heat maps;
  • Interactive chats, SportsNationpolls and social media integration across ESPN platforms including Postseason Live, which recaps the top trending stories of the moment.

ESPN Radio Wild Card Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Tue, Sep 30 8 p.m. American League Wild Card:
Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
Wed, Oct 1 8 p.m. National League Wild Card:
San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates
Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone

 

ESPN Radio ALDS Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Thu, Oct 2 TBD Game 1: Oakland/Kansas City at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Sciambi, Singleton
  TBD Game 1: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles
Chris Berman, Rick Sutcliffe
Fri, Oct 3 TBD Game 2: Oakland/Kansas City at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Sciambi, Singleton
  TBD Game 2: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles
Berman, Sutcliffe
Sun, Oct 5 TBD Game 3: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oakland/Kansas City
Sciambi, Singleton
  TBD Game 3: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
Dave Flemming, Sutcliffe
Mon, Oct 6 TBD Game 4: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oakland/Kansas City**
Sciambi, Singleton
  TBD Game 4: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers **
Flemming, Sutcliffe
Wed, Oct 8 TBD Game 5: Oakland/Kansas City at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim**
Sciambi, Singleton
TBD Game 5: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles**
Berman, Sutcliffe

 

ESPN Radio NLDS Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Fri, Oct 3 TBD Game 1: Pittsburgh/San Francisco at Washington Nationals
O’Brien, Kruk
  TBD Game 1: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Dan Shulman, Boone
Sat, Oct 4 TBD Game 2: Pittsburgh/San Francisco at Washington Nationals
O’Brien, Kruk
  TBD Game 2: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Shulman, Boone
Mon, Oct 6 TBD Game 3: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh/San Francisco
O’Brien, Kruk
  TBD Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals
Shulman, Boone
Tue, Oct 7 TBD Game 4: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh/San Francisco**
O’Brien, Kruk
  TBD Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals**
Shulman, Boone
Thu, Oct 9 TBD Game 5: Pittsburgh/San Francisco at Washington Nationals**
O’Brien, Kruk
TBD Game 5: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers**
Shulman, Boone

 

*If necessary

 

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