Major League Baseball post-season
MLB gets ready to crown a new champion – the MLB Playoffs and World Series on ESPN America
Major League Baseball (MLB) wraps another season this month with coverage on ESPN America of the MLB Playoffs and the ‘Big Show’ itself, the World Series. ESPN America presents coverage of Division Series and Championship Series games, followed by the always memorable World Series.
The National League (NL) is home to the defending champion San Francisco Giants, again in position to challenge for the title, as well as the blistering Philadelphia Phillies and their deadly pitching rotation. The Atlanta Braves have challenged the Phillies in the East all season, while the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals have kept the Central jumping.
In the American League (AL), the traditional Eastern rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees hasn’t disappointed, with the Tampa Bay Rays pushing to stay in step with the leaders. The Central has seen the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians in a back-and-forth battle, while the Texas Rangers – last year’s losers to the Giants in the World Series – and the Los Angeles Angels have the West on fire.
ESPN America features coverage of up to 15 games per week, airing LIVE or as-live, throughout the MLB regular season. Don’t miss coverage this month of the MLB Playoffs and the season’s crowning event, the World Series. Check www.espnamerica.com for starting times in your region.
MLB Division Series Best-3-of-5 series: September 30 – October 7
MLB Championship Series Best-4-of-7 series: October 8 – 17
MLB World Series Best-4-of-7 series: October 19 – 27
ESPN BASEBALL TONIGHT
With scores, stats, standings and all the latest news and rumors from around the league, ESPN’s Baseball Tonight is the only nightly highlight show devoted to Major League Baseball (MLB). In-depth and entertaining, Baseball Tonight airs beginning with Spring Training in March through to the season’s crowning event, the World Series, in October.
This Emmy Award-winning program provides game previews, re-caps all the day’s MLB action, covers breaking news, and also appears live at events such as Spring Training, the MLB All-Star Game and the World Series. Host Karl Ravech is joined by MLB analysts including Bobby Valentine and Dave Winfield as well as famed reporters like Tim Kurkjian and Buster Olney. Program airs nightly on ESPN America throughout the MLB season.