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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:07

MLB on FOXFOX Sports today announced their 2014 MLB broadcast schedule, and with it, fans will see a several changes compared to year’s prior, including changes to the blackout policy. As part of the new eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that adds national cable and digital coverage to its portfolio, doubling regular season exposures, mostly on Saturdays, from 26 to 52 combined on the FOX Broadcast Network and FOX Sports 1, with 20 Saturday doubleheaders, 10 exclusively on FOX Sports 1 and 10 split between FOX Sports 1 and the FOX Broadcast Network.

FOX Sports 1 makes its MLB debut on Saturday, April 5 with a doubleheader as the Minnesota Twins take on the Cleveland Indians (1:00 PM ET) followed by the San Francisco Giants visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers (4:00 PM ET).  The NL champion St. Louis Cardinals debut in FOX Sports 1’s first primetime showing on Tuesday, April 8 (8:15 PM ET) with a visit from their division rival Cincinnati Reds.  Fresh off an inspirational and thrilling 2013 championship run for the city of Boston, the World Champion Red Sox premiere on FOX Sports 1 Saturday, April 12 (1:00 PM ET) against their longtime nemesis New York Yankees, from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y.  The FOX Broadcast Network picks up its first Yankees-Red Sox matchup on Saturday, June 28 (7:00 PM ET).

Major League Baseball makes its 2014 MLB debut on the FOX Broadcast Network Saturday, May 24 (7:00 PM ET), the first of eight consecutive primetime windows leading up to the 85th MLB All-Star Game, with regionalized coverage of three exciting matchups, preceded by the Detroit Tigers hosting the Texas Rangers on FOX Sports 1 at 1:00 PM ET. As reported on Forbes SportsMoney, this year sees a slight easing up on national blackouts as part of the new agreement. Starting this season, subscribers of MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV have the opportunity to watch Saturday MLB on FOX games subject to certain geographic black outs that protect games assigned to local FOX affiliates.

In addition to the All-Star Game, this year live from Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 15 (8:00 PM ET), FOX Sports remains the home of MLB’s crown jewel events, including the World Series, two Division Series and the League Championship Series.

In addition to the All-Star Game, this year live from Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 15 (8:00 PM ET), FOX Sports remains the home of MLB’s crown jewel events, including the World Series, two Division Series and the League Championship Series.

All regular season games, Division Series, League Championship Series, World Series games and the All-Star Game broadcast by FOX Sports are being streamed live via FOX Sports GO through participating video providers.

Eric Shanks and John Entz are FOX Sports’ Executive Producers. Bardia Shah-Rais serves as coordinating pregame producer. Pete Macheska is coordinating producer of FOX Sports’ MLB coverage. Bill Webb is lead director.

SELECT READ MORE TO SEE THE FOX MLB BROADCAST SCHEDULE


2014 FOX SPORTS/FOX SPORTS 1 MLB REGULAR-SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE

(Note: Schedule Subject to Change - Times Refer to On-Air)

 

Saturday, April 5

1:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday, April 8

8:15 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, April 12

1:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

 

Saturday, April 19

1:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Detroit Tigers

8:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Saturday, April 26

1:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals

 

Saturday, May 3

1:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

7:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

 

Saturday, May 10

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

7:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday, May 15

12:35 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, May 17

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees

Saturday, May 24

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers

7:00 PM ET – FOX

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates

Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

 

Saturday, May 31

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Saturday, June 7

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers

New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles

 

Saturday, June 14

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals

Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Atlanta Braves

 

Saturday, June 21

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

10:05 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

 

Saturday, June 28

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs

 

Saturday, July 5

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

Texas Rangers at New York Mets

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

 

Saturday, July 12

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

7:00 PM ET – FOX

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers

 

Tuesday, July 15

2014 MLB All-Star Game from Target Field – Minneapolis, MN

 

Saturday, July 19

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals

7:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

 

Saturday, July 26

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds

7:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

 

Tuesday, July 29

8:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers

 

Saturday, August 2

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

 

Saturday, August 9

1:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles

 

Saturday, August 16

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

7:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals

 

Saturday, August 23

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals

7:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, August 26

8:10 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals

 

Saturday, August 30

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

 

Saturday, September 6

1:00 PM ET – FOX

San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays

4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees

 

Saturday, September 13

1:00 PM ET – FOX

Atlanta Braves at Texas Rangers

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

8:10 PM ET – FOX Sports 1

San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Saturday, September 20

FOX/FOX Sports 1

TBD

Saturday, September 27

FOX/FOX Sports 1

TBD

Source: FOX Sports


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