Omaha Bound: ESPN Covers MLB’s First Visit to Home of College World Series

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Omaha Bound: ESPN Covers MLB’s First Visit to Home of College World Series

Sunday Night Baseball, Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball to all Feature Dodgers

In its 30th season of Major League Baseball coverage, ESPN has increased its number of MLB telecasts in new and innovative locations, including MLB in Omaha presented by GEICO. Thursday, June 13, Jorge Soler and the Kansas City Royals “host” Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, the site of the College World Series. Omaha is also the home of the Royals AAA team, the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez and Kyle Peterson will call the game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. It will be a full-national telecast with no blackouts.

Baseball Tonight will lead into the game at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, hosted by Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Kyle Peterson and Tim Kurkjian. Additionally, the show will air live from Omaha Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on ESPN.

This week’s edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell comes from Los Angeles as Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers host Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Matt Vasgersian will be on the call alongside analysts Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza and reporter Buster Olney.

Voices Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will have the call on ESPN Radio. Sunday Night Baseball is an exclusive, full national telecast, and is also available on the ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.

Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet will precede the game starting at 6 p.m. on ESPN, hosted by Kevin Connors, David Ross and Tim Kurkjian.

The second game of the Dodgers-Cubs series airs on ESPN+ Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

June 17 and 19, Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA and Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire feature the first and third games in the Dodgers’ four-game series hosting Evan Longoria and the San Francisco Giants.

Jon Sciambi will call both games alongside World Series Champions. Monday, Sciambi will be joined by Alex Rodriguez and on Wednesday he’ll be joined by David Ross. Both games follow the College World Series at 10 p.m. on ESPN, and are available nationally with no blackouts.

Upcoming MLB on ESPN+ schedule (blackout restrictions apply to local markets)

Date Time (ET) Matchup
Wed, Jun 12 8 p.m. Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
Thu, Jun 13 7 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
Fri, Jun 14 10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat, Jun 15 1 p.m. Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays
Sun, Jun 16 1 p.m. Texas Rangers at Cincinnati Reds
Mon, Jun 17 7:20 p.m. New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
Tue, Jun 18 8 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs
Wed, Jun 19 9:40 p.m. Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks



Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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