ESPN has added another matchup to its 2016 MLB postseason coverage schedule.
The Blue Jays and Red Sox will face off live this Friday on ESPN. The game, the first in the teams’ three-game weekend series, will be the network’s key MLB Postseason Impact Game telecast presented by Exxon and Mobil. Broadcast of the game is expected to begin at 7:10pm ET.
Neither team has announced its rotation for the game or who will take the mound. The weekend series will have extra meaning for Red Sox fans and for star David Ortiz. That is because this weekend’s series is the last regular season series at Fenway Park for Ortiz.
Ortiz announced ahead of the 2016 season that this season would be his last before he hangs up his cleats and bat for good. Ortiz will go out on a high note, though as the Red Sox have already clinched a spot in the postseason. So his final season will be extended at least a little bit longer.
Dan Shulman will have the call for Friday’s game. He will be joined in the booth by analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza for additional commentary. The game will be blacked out in the Boston market.
Friday’s game is just the latest in ESPN’s 2016 MLB season broadcast schedule. The Indians and Tigers will be live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes+ in a Wednesday double header schedule. The Rockies and Giants cap the night beginning at 10pm ET. The Indians and Tigers will be live again on ESPN and ESPN Deportes+ at 1pm ET on Thursday.
More information on the ESPN networks’ 2016 MLB regular and postseason coverage is available online now at:
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