On Deck: Atlanta Braves Host St. Louis Cardinals on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell June 20

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On Deck: Atlanta Braves Host St. Louis Cardinals on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell June 20

World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers Visit San Diego Padres on ESPN Following NCAA College World Series Telecasts

The Atlanta Braves and Ronald Acuña Jr. will host the St. Louis Cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt this week on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell. The Sunday Night Baseball team of Matt Vasgersian, World Series Champion and ESPN analyst Alex Rodriguez and reporter Buster Olney will provide commentary for the exclusive, national game of the week at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Chris Singleton will describe the game action on ESPN Radio.

Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown will precede Sunday Night Baseball at 6 p.m. on ESPN. Tim Kurkjian will host alongside ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan and Olympic Gold Medalist and analyst Jessica Mendoza. BBTN Live, ESPN’s digital MLB pregame show, will stream at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the ESPN App hosted by Gary Striewski, Joon Lee and Clinton Yates. 

Sunday Night Baseball viewership is up 31 percent from the 2020 full season average, according to Nielsen, and is up seven percent through the same 11 week mark of the 2019 season. Key demos, including women and youth audiences, are driving double-digit increases over 2020:

  • People 18-34 up 47 percent
  • Women 18-49 up 34 percent
  • People 12-24 up 32 percent
  • Women 18+ up 32 percent 

Weeknight baseball doubleheaders: College World Series and MLB action on ESPN

ESPN’s weeknight baseball coverage features rivalry MLB action following the NCAA College World Series. The defending World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and Mookie Betts visit the San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. on June 21 and June 23, with both full national telecasts beginning at 10 p.m., following the 7 p.m. College World Series games. The team of Jason Benetti, Mendoza and Kurkjian will call Monday’s game. Dave Flemming will join Mendoza to call the Wednesday telecast.

ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel will release his Mock Draft 2.0 on Friday on ESPN.com, and on Saturday will outline who he sees as the top draft prospects competing in the College World Series.

Tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN, the Braves will host the Boston Red Sox and Xander Bogaerts on Wednesday Night Baseball. Kevin Connors will provide commentary with Perez and ESPN baseball analyst Kyle Peterson. The telecast will be subject to blackout restrictions in the Atlanta market.

All ESPN MLB games and content are also available on the ESPN App.

Upcoming ESPN Baseball and Weeknight Game Schedule:

Date Time (ET)  Game Commentators Platforms
Wed, Jun 16 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Baseball Presented by Hankook Tire: Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves* Kevin Connors, Eduardo Perez, Kyle Peterson ESPN, ESPN App
Sun, Jun 20 7 p.m. Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez, Buster Olney

ESPN Radio: Jon “Boog” Sciambi, Chris Singleton

ESPN, ESPN App, ESPN Radio
Mon, Jun 21 10 p.m. Monday Night Baseball Presented by USAA: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Jason Benetti, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Kurkjian ESPN, ESPN App
Wed, Jun 23 10 p.m. Wednesday Night Baseball Presented by Hankook Tire: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Dave Flemming, Jessica Mendoza ESPN, ESPN App

*Blackout restrictions apply to local markets

Upcoming MLB on ESPN+ Schedule*:

Date Time (ET)  Game
Wed, Jun 16 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
Thu, Jun 17 1 p.m. Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians
Fri, Jun 18 10 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners
Sat, Jun 19 4 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles
Sun, Jun 20 4 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Mon, Jun 21 8 p.m. Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers
Tue, Jun 22 7 p.m. Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
Wed, Jun 23 7 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays vs. Miami Marlins

*Local blackout restrictions apply to all games

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