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Postseason contenders featured in MLB Network's August game schedule

Schedule includes annual Civil Rights Game on August 24 and tripleheader on August 31; For Love of the Game to premiere on MLB Network's Bleacher Features on August 4

Secaucus, N.J. - With less than 60 games remaining in the 2013 regular season, MLB Network will televise 27 games in August, including matchups featuring the Postseason-contending Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

Games featured on MLB Network Showcase presented by Chevrolet in August include:

  • August 1: St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Pittsburgh, who is trying to make the Postseason for the first time since 1992, host the NL Central-leading Cardinals in the final matchup of a four-game series.
    • Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan
  • August 6: Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals, 7:00 p.m. ET   
    • Atlanta, who is looking to recapture the NL East crown from Washington, travel to the nation's capital to take on Bryce Harper and the Nationals.
    • Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Tom Verducci
  • August 9: Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees, 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Prince Fielder and the AL Central-leading Tigers face Robinson Cano and the Yankees.
    • Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Tom Verducci
  • August 16: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox, 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Dustin Pedroia and the AL East-leading Red Sox host the Yankees, who trail Tampa Bay and Baltimore by two and a half games in the AL Wild Card race. 
    • Announcers: Bob Costas, Bill Ripken and Sam Ryan
  • August 22: Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals, 8:00 p.m. ET
    • Allen Craig, who is third in the NL with 79 RBI, and the Cardinals face the Braves in a matchup of NL division leaders.
    • Announcers: Bob Costas, John Smoltz and Sam Ryan
  • August 24: Texas Rangers @ Chicago White Sox, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • The Rangers and White Sox match up in the seventh annual Civil Rights Game, which is designed to pay tribute to all of those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans.
  • Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Sam Ryan
  • August 29: Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Division contenders collide as the Orioles, who trail Boston by four games in the AL East, visit Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox. 
  • Announcers: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci 

The remainder of MLB Network's August schedule features other key matchups, starting with a matinee game between the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, August 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET, which will be available on MLB Network nationwide, including in both the Reds' and Athletics' home television territories. Later in the month, the surging Los Angeles Dodgers, who have won seven of their last ten games to move into first place in the NL West, travel to Citizens Bank Park to take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The August game schedule ends with a tripleheader on Saturday, August 31, starting with an AL East showdown between the Orioles and Yankees at 1:00 p.m. ET. Following the Orioles and Yankees, the Phillies travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs at 4:00 p.m. ET. The tripleheader concludes with Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates facing the Cardinals at 7:00 p.m. ET. After the game, MLB Network's Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight will feature look-ins of live games and analysis.

MLB Network's complete game schedule for the remainder of July is available here and the complete game schedule for August is available here. Games will be blacked out in each team's home television territory unless otherwise announced. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming.

MLB Network's Bleacher Features also continues in August with the MLB Network premiere of For Love of the Game. Starring Academy Award winner Kevin Costner in a 1999 film about an aging pitcher attempting to throw a perfect game, For Love of the Game premieres Sunday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network's Bleacher Features schedule is available here.  


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