ESPN has added two more matchups to its broadcast schedule for the 2018 Major League Baseball season, including the network’s season finale broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell.
Up first on that schedule is an inter-divisional National League matchup between the Dodgers and Cardinals on September 16. The game is certain to have major playoff implications for both teams as Los Angeles (70-61) currently sits on the cut-off line for the National League’s post season picture and as St. Louis (73-58) is also playing hard for its own spot in the post season.
ESPN closes out the 2018 season of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell September 23 as the American League and Major League Baseball leading Boston Red Sox (90-42) visit the Cleveland Indians (74-56) in an equally important matchup looking to the post season. For the Red Sox, the game (and series) will be a chance for the team to continue widening its lead over the league and conference while Cleveland will be looking to stay just inside the post season picture in the American League.
The Indians currently sits 5th in the American League and atop the American League Central Division, 13 games ahead of second place Minnesota. The rotations and pitchers will be announced closer to each game’s broadcast.
Matt Vasgersian will anchor both broadcasts. He will be joined in the booth by analysts Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza for additional commentary. Reporter Buster Olney will also be hon hand for all of the games’ latest news and interviews.
The season finale episode of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell will have a special start time of 7 p.m. ET. The September 16 episode will still start at 8 p.m. ET. As is the case each week, both games will be preceded by an hour-long episode of Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet.
Those who won’t be close to a television during each game can still catch the broadcasts online via the ESPN App and on the radio via ESPN Radio. The games will also be simulcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.
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