FOX SPORTS UNVEILS 2020 MLB POSTSEASON LINEUP
Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright Joins FS1 Booth for Marlins-Braves Series
FOX Sports Digital to Host Championship Series Watch Parties
LOS ANGELES - Emmy Award winner Joe Buck and first-ballot Hall of Famer John Smoltz team for their fifth consecutive FOX MLB Postseason, as Brad Zager, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Head of Production & Operations and Executive Producer, announces the 2020 FOX MLB Postseason talent lineup today.
Home to the National League Division Series (NLDS) presented by Doosan, Nationals League Championship Series (NLCS) presented by Camping World and its 23rd consecutive World Series, FOX Sports opens its MLB Postseason coverage Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 PM ET on FS1 with the Miami Marlins vs. the Atlanta Braves from Minute Maid Park in Houston. Calling the game, Adam Amin makes his FOX MLB Postseason debut alongside World Series champion AJ Pierzynski and Emmy Award-winning reporter Tom Verducci.
St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, a 2006 World Series champion with the Cardinals, joins the FS1 booth as an analyst for the Marlins-Braves series. Wainwright brings extraordinary experience and insight, having pitched in eight MLB Postseasons, including this season.
Later in the day, acclaimed play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, Smoltz and Emmy Award-winning reporter Ken Rosenthal cover the action, as the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers from Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on FS1 at 9:30 PM ET.
Buck, calling his 23rd Fall Classic, reunites with Smoltz, Rosenthal and Verducci for the NLCS and World Series.
In the studio, pregame and postgame coverage returns the highly touted, Emmy Award-winning cast of experts and entertainers. Host Kevin Burkhardt anchors the desk of familiar faces with Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and World Series champions Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. World Series champion and two-time MLB All-Star Dontrelle Willis joins for select games throughout the MLB Postseason as a pitching analyst.
Further enhancing the viewing experience, fans are invited to participate in interactive watch parties hosted by FOX Sports broadcasters and special guests during select Championship Series contests and each game of the World Series on the new FOX Sports app, FOXSports.com and FOX Sports social platforms. The FOX Sports app is also the exclusive home to special bonus feeds, including bullpen cameras, allowing viewers to keep track of who's warming up at all times; and the celebration cam, highlighting the National League and World Series winners. FOX MLB analyst Nick Swisher offers additional reaction and analysis on FOX Sports social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, throughout the postseason.
The leader in Spanish-language MLB coverage for more than two decades, FOX Deportes' unparalleled roster is led by veteran play-by-play announcers Adrian Garcia Marquez and Rolando Nichols alongside analyst and former MLB infielder Edgar Gonzalez. Experienced broadcasters Carlos Alvarez and Jaime Motta round out the network's lineup.
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