The ‘boys of summer’ will return to TBS as the network opens its 26-game Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season schedule on Sunday, April 8, with the Tampa Bay Rays hosting their American League East division rival the New York Yankees. The “Sunday MLB on TBS” schedule for 2012, which includes match-ups on the network every Sunday afternoon throughout the regular season, includes multiple appearances by the New York Yankees (April 8, April 29 and May 6) and the Boston Red Sox (April 15, May 20 and May 27). The schedule will also feature a rematch of the 2011 ALCS when Josh Hamilton and the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers visit Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers on April 22 at 1 p.m. (ET). Other highlights of the early schedule include:

  • April 8: The “Sunday MLB on TBS” schedule gets underway with Derek Jeter and the Yankees taking on Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays (1:30 p.m. ET).
  • May 13: A National League showdown featuring the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Atlanta Braves (2 p.m. ET).
  • May 20: Interleague match-up between two star-studded squads when Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox visit Hunter Pence and the Philadelphia Phillies (1:30 p.m. ET).

The network will also exclusively televise the 2012 MLB All-Star Selection Show on Sunday, July 1. In October, TBS will once again provide exclusive coverage of all four MLB Division Series (DS) and the American League Championship Series (ALCS). The network will announce future games on its schedule coinciding with its selection windows.



Time (ET)


Sunday, April 8

1:30 p.m.

New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday, April 15

1:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

Sunday, April 22

1 p.m.

Texas Rangers @ Detroit Tigers

Sunday, April 29

1 p.m.

Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees

Sunday, May 6

2 p.m.

New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

Sunday, May 13

2 p.m.

Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals

Sunday, May 20

1:30 p.m.

Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia Phillies

Sunday, May 27

1:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

TBS has broadcast MLB coverage for more than 30 years serving as the exclusive home of the MLB Division Series (DS) and one League Championship Series (LCS) since 2007 and home of Atlanta Braves coverage from 1977 to 2007.

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