Sunday MLB on TBS

“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on September 18 with an American League match-up between two division rivals and Postseason contenders when the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:30 p.m. (ET).

Leading off the day’s action will be a special half-hour edition of MLB on Deck at 1 p.m. (ET) with Matt Winer (host) in studio alongside Dennis Eckersley (analyst), Cal Ripken (analyst) and David Wells (analyst).  The show will feature TBS’ announcer Brian Anderson’s full interview with Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers who discuss the team’s Postseason prospects and Fielder’s impending free agency.

Following the pre-game show, David Ortiz and the Red Sox will host Evan Longoria and the Rays at 1 p.m. (ET).  Recent 200-game winner Tim Wakefield (7-6) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox against the Rays’ starter David Price (12-12).  Play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian will call the game alongside analyst John Smoltz in the broadcast booth with Jaime Maggio (reporter) providing updates throughout the game.

Beginning on September 30, TBS will begin televising the 2011 MLB Postseason for the fifth consecutive year.  The network will provide exclusive coverage of all four MLB League Division Series (ALDS & NLDS) and the National League Championship Series (NLCS).

TBS has served as the exclusive home of Major League Baseball’s Division Series (DS) and one League Championship Series (LCS) since 2007, has broadcasted MLB games for more than 30 years and was home of the Atlanta Braves from 1977-2007.


Sun. September 18

1 p.m. (ET)

MLB On Deck

Announcers: Matt Winer (host), Dennis Eckersley (analyst), Cal Ripken (analyst) and David Wells (analyst)

1:30 p.m. (ET)

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

Announcers: Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (analyst) with Jaime Maggio (reporter)


Sun., September  25

12:30 p.m. (ET)

MLB On Deck

Announcers: Matt Winer (host), Dennis Eckersley (analyst), Cal Ripken (analyst) and David Wells (analyst)

1 p.m. (ET)

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

4 p.m. (ET)

San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks