ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell closes out its 25th season of MLB coverage this weekend when the NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals host division foes the Cincinnati Reds.
Sunday night’s matchup will be the closer in a three-game series between the NL Central foes. Dan Shulman will have the call for Sunday night’s broadcast. He will be joined by analysts John Kruk, Curt Schilling, and reporter Buster Olney for commentary. Coverage of the game is scheduled to begin at 8pm ET. Before Shulman and his SNB colleagues bring audiences Sunday’s season-ending broadcast, Karl Ravech and MLB Hall of Famer (and Cincinnati Reds great) Barry Larkin will have all of the latest baseball headlines on Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet live at 7pm ET. For those that won’t be near a TV, the game will be simulcast on ESPN Radio affiliates nationwide and online at WatchESPN. Spanish-speaking audiences can catch the game on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.
Tonight, ESPN2 will have another matchup with even bigger playoff implications as the Kansas City Royals host the Detroit Tigers in the opener of a three-game series between the AL Central foes. Detroit currently leads the Royals by only half a game. And it looks to end its current two-game skid as it comes into Kansas City today in that series’ first game. This weekend’s series looks to be a close one as the Royals and Tigers are evenly matched. Detroit is 43 – 35 on the road while Kansas City is 41 – 36 at home. Interestingly enough, Kansas City is 4 – 6 in its last 10 games while Detroit is 7 – 3 in its last 10 games. Dan Shulman and company will be on hand for tonight’s broadcast. Hakem Dermish and analysts Alex Cora and Mark Mulder will have all the latest from around the league before the game at 7pm ET on Baseball Tonight. Fans can also catch the series’ second game live Saturday on their local ESPN Radio affiliate. Jon Sciambi will have the call for that game. He will be joined by Jim Bowden for additional commentary. The duo will also have full coverage of Sunday night’s game between the Cardinals and Reds.
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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
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres telecast presented by Scotts
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers telecast presented by Taco Bell (ESPN2)
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees telecast presented by Taco Bell
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox telecast presented by Taco Bell (7 p.m.)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees telecast presented by Taco Bell
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs telecast presented by Taco Bell
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates telecast presented by Taco Bell
Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox telecast presented by Taco Bell
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds telecast presented by Taco Bell
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles telecast presented by Taco Bell
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.