ESPN Adds Three Marquee National League Matchups to June Sunday Night Baseball Slate
· National League Rivalries, Top Teams to Dominate June Lineup
· Pirates to Make Three Straight Sunday Appearances
· Little League Crossover Continues on Sunday Night Baseball
ESPN has added three marquee National League matchups to its Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell schedule in the month of June. On June 5, the current NL West-leading San Francisco Giants will visit the St. Louis Cardinals. On June 19, the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs will host the Pittsburgh Pirates, and on June 26, the Pirates will host the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sunday Night Baseball telecasts begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
June's Sunday Night Baseball schedule will also feature a special doubleheader on June 12: the Pirates will host the Cardinals at 5 p.m., followed by the Dodgers visiting their division rivals, the Giants, at 8:30 p.m. For Pittsburgh, it will be the first of three straight Sunday Night Baseball appearances.
Dan Shulman, the voice of Sunday Night Baseball, is joined by analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza and reporter Buster Olney throughout the season. As part of the June 12 doubleheader, the quartet will call the Dodgers-Giants game, while the team of Dave Flemming, Eduardo Perez and Dallas Braden will call the Pirates-Cardinals telecast.
Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet generally leads into Sunday Night Baseball with a one-hour, on-site pre-game show at 7 p.m. hosted by Karl Ravech with analyst Dallas Braden and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian. For the June 12 doubleheader, a 30-minute edition of Baseball Tonight will air from 8-8:30 p.m. between the games.
ESPN is continuing its Little League Baseball and Softball crossover on Sunday Night Baseball this season. Each week, ESPN teams with Major League Baseball to host a local Little League team from the location of the game. The Little Leaguers are generally treated to a meet and greet and autograph opportunities with MLB players. The teams and their coaches are also interviewed by ESPN MLB commentators for segments that air within Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown.
All Sunday Night Baseball games are available on ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball June Schedule:
Date Time Telecast
Jun. 5 8 p.m. San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals presented by Taco Bell
Jun. 12 5 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates presented by Taco Bell
8:30 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants presented by Taco Bell
Jun. 19 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs presented by Taco Bell
Jun. 26 8 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates presented by Taco Bell