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[02/12/13 - 01:02 PM]
MLB Shines Bright on FOX in 2013
Look for primetime coverage each Saturday night at 7:00/6:00c from May 25 to July 13.

[via press release from FOX Sports]

MLB SHINES BRIGHT ON FOX IN 2013

Remarkable Week 1 Includes LCS Rematches & Josh Hamilton's Texas Return

Jewel Events Include NYC All-Star Game, ALCS & 109th World Series

New York & Los Angeles - This April, FOX Sports steps to the plate to bring fans another season of excitement, drama and unforgettable moments as the MLB on FOX returns for its 18th season. The FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK, the sport's highest-rated and most-watched television package, features a 24-week schedule, including eight consecutive weeks of primetime coverage for the second straight year leading to the 84th MLB All-Star Game. Every U.S.-based team makes at least one appearance this season, and at least one at home during the prime time stretch which begins in late May.

FOX Sports, MLB's primary national broadcast rights holder since 1996, has been the sport's exclusive national broadcast partner since 2001. Last October, FOX Sports Media Group and Major League Baseball reached a new, eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that keeps FOX as MLB's national broadcast television home through 2021.

MLB on FOX regional coverage debuts on Saturday, April 6 with a remarkable three game schedule that features rematches of both 2012 League Championship Series and a key A.L. West showdown. That day, the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers host the runner-up New York Yankees, and the World Champion San Francisco Giants welcome the St. Louis Cardinals, while Los Angeles Angels' new slugger Josh Hamilton returns to the Lone Star State as the Halos travel to face the Texas Rangers.

Primetime coverage of the 2013 season begins Saturday, May 25 (7:00-10:00 PM ET) with five contests featuring the Washington Nationals and N.L. Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper hosting their division rival Philadelphia Phillies, David Freese and the Cardinals in Los Angeles to take on Matt Kemp and the Dodgers; the New York Mets welcoming the Upton brothers and the Atlanta Braves; the Oakland Athletics visiting the Houston Astros, the American League's newest member; and an interleague tilt with the Chicago White Sox at home against the Miami Marlins. The primetime schedule also includes interleague games on Saturday, June 15, June 22 and June 29, and culminates on July 13 with five games, including an N.L. Central battle between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. In all, MLB on FOX presents 11 interleague games on eight dates.

The schedule on Saturday, June 1 features the first of this season's record five always-entertaining Yankees/Red Sox rivalry clashes. It was during an April game on FOX last season that the Yankees, trailing Boston 9-0 after five innings, stormed back with seven runs in the seventh and eighth to notch the improbable 15-9 win. The Bosox and Bombers also square off on July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.

The young and exciting Nationals, Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds are each scheduled to make a maximum nine appearances on FOX, while the Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals, Braves and Dodgers are scheduled for eight appearances. As always, the final two Saturdays of the regular season are designated as "wild card" dates, allowing FOX Sports and MLB to choose games that have postseason implications. Potential selections include Giants-Yankees on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Angels-Rangers and Cubs-Cardinals on Saturday, Sept. 28.

In addition to its regular-season coverage, FOX Sports broadcasts the 84th MLB All-Star Game, live from Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, on Tuesday, July 16 (7:30-11:30 PM ET), the American League Championship Series and the 109th World Series. During the past 17 years, FOX has served as the primary broadcast network home of MLB's jewel events, airing 14 All-Star Games (12 straight), 23 League Championship Series and 15 World Series (13 straight).

Eric Shanks and John Entz are FOX Sports' Executive Producers. Don Bui serves as coordinating pregame producer. Pete Macheska is coordinating producer of FOX Sports' MLB coverage. Bill Webb is lead director.

-- FOX SPORTS --

2013 MLB on FOX REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Note: Schedule Subject to Change - Times Refer to On-Air)

April 6, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

April 13, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs
Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

April 20, 2013 (2:30 PM ET)
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels
Washington Nationals at New York Mets

April 27, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals

May 4, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates

May 18, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels
Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies

May 25, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
Miami Marlins at Chicago White Sox
Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

June 1, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals

June 8, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals
Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers

June 15, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
Washington Nationals at Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels
Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics

June 22, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals

June 29, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners
Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays
Cincinnati Reds at Texas Rangers

July 6, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

July 13, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

July 16, 2013 (7:30 PM ET)
2013 MLB All-Star Game from Citi Field - Flushing, NY

July 20, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox
Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds

July 27, 2013 (2:30 PM ET)
St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics
New York Mets at Washington Nationals

August 3, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

August 10, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers
Baltimore Orioles at San Francisco Giants

August 17, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins
Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates

August 24, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)
Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers at New York Mets

September 7, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

September 14, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

September 21, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Wild Card

September 28, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)
Wild Card





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