ESPN today announced its game selections for the June 18 and June 25 editions of the exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball telecast presented by Taco Bell. On June 18, the current American League West-leading Houston Astros and José Altuve host the Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts as the Red Sox fight for the top spot in the AL East.
June 25, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen, who recently tied the franchise record for walk-off home runs with six, take on the St. Louis Cardinals and Dexter Fowler at Busch Stadium as both teams compete in the closely contested National League Central.
The voice of Sunday Night Baseball, Dan Shulman, will call both matchups with analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone and reporter Buster Olney at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet will lead into each telecast at 7 p.m.
On deck: ESPN’s Sunday from the Seats makes its final stop of the 2017 season at Wrigley Field when the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo host the Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN analyst and former Cubs catcher, David Ross, who helped the team to its first World Series championship in 108 years last season and recently finished as a runner-up on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, will return to Wrigley Field to call the game amongst the Cubs faithful in the right field stands alongside Shulman and Boone (weather permitting). Olney will report from the field.
Sunday Night Baseball is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN International platforms, and is available streaming on the ESPN App.
For the updated 2017 ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule, visit ESPN Media Zone.
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