ESPN announced this week, the latest addition to its upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary season of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell. Network officials announced earlier this week that it has added a matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on May 4th to its schedule. The Cubs will host the defending National League Champion Cardinals in the game. First pitch is scheduled for 8pm ET. The matchup is the fourth for the Cards during the 2014 season and the first for the Cubs.
Dan Shulman will anchor the night’s broadcast. He will be joined by Dan Shulman, returning analyst Jon Kruk, new analyst Curt Schilling and reporter Buster Olney for commentary. Along with its broadcast on ESPN, fans can also catch the game on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and WatchESPN. It will be preceded by ESPN’s weekly pre-game show, Baseball Tonight at 7pm.
The current schedule of Sunday Night Baseball games is listed below.
Early-seasonSunday Night Baseball schedule
|March 30||Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres telecast presented by Scotts|
|April 6||San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers telecast presented by Taco Bell (ESPN2)|
|April 13||Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|April 20||Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox telecast presented by Taco Bell (7 p.m.)|
|April 27||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|May 4||St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|May 11||St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|May 18||Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|May 25||St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|July 13||New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles telecast presented by Taco Bell|
|July 20||Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals telecast presented by Taco Bell|
Sunday Night Baseball game selections for June through September are generally made two weeks in advance.
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