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Watch LCS classics today on MLB Network

@paul_casella
June 22, 2020

MLB Network's Tuesday schedule will allow fans to relive Bobby Witt's "imperfect" game in 1994, as well as three League Championship Series thrillers. • MLB Network channel locator Here's a look at the full schedule (all times ET): 7 a.m.: Witt's imperfect game -- Royals vs. Athletics from June 23,

MLB Network's Tuesday schedule will allow fans to relive Bobby Witt's "imperfect" game in 1994, as well as three League Championship Series thrillers.

MLB Network channel locator

Here's a look at the full schedule (all times ET):

7 a.m.: Witt's imperfect game -- Royals vs. Athletics from June 23, 1994

Long before Armando Galarraga infamously missed out on a perfect game on a missed call at first base in 2010, Athletics starter Bobby Witt experienced a similar fate on this date in 1994 against the Royals. Witt turned in an absolutely dominant performance, striking out 14 batters while retiring 27 of Kansas City's 28 batters. The lone exception came in the sixth inning, when Greg Gagne dropped down a bunt and was called safe at first, though replays showed he was out.

9 a.m.: 2006 NLCS Game 7 -- Cardinals vs. Mets

With a trip to the World Series on the line, the Cardinals and Mets found themselves locked in a pitchers' duel for much of the night at Shea Stadium. With the game tied at 1-1 in the ninth, a 24-year-old Yadier Molina crushed a go-ahead two-run homer off New York reliever Aaron Heilman. Though the Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, Adam Wainwright managed to escape the jam to lock up the National League pennant.

12 p.m.: 1990 ALCS Game 4 -- Athletics vs. Red Sox

Despite boasting a star-studded lineup that featured the "Bash Brothers" of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, along with Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson and Harold Baines, it was the pitching staff that led Oakland past Boston in the 1990 ALCS. The Athletics allowed just one run in each of the four games, capped off by a dominant performance from starter Dave Stewart in Game 4 to complete the sweep. Stewart allowed just one run over eight innings, while the A's got to Boston starter Roger Clemens, who was ejected in the second inning, en route to a 3-1 victory.

3 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: 1981 NLCS Game 5 -- Dodgers vs. Expos

With the NL pennant up for grabs, Rick Monday came through with a go-ahead two-out homer in the ninth inning of a winner-take-all Game 5 in the 1981 NLCS. Starter Fernando Valenzuela returned to the mound in the bottom of the frame looking to finish off the complete game, but ultimately handed it over to Bob Welch for the final out after issuing back-to-back two-out walks. Welch slammed the door to send the Dodgers to the World Series, where they would knock off the AL-champion Yankees.

6 p.m., 6:30, p.m. and 10 p.m.: MLB Tonight

MLB Network's year-round Emmy Award-winning signature studio show brings you the latest news from around Major League Baseball.

7 p.m.: MLBN Presents: The Colorful Montreal Expos

This installment of MLB Network Presents will recap the history of the Montreal Expos through interviews and stories from former players, journalists, broadcasters and front office executives.

8 p.m.: Fever Pitch

This "Bleacher Features" film starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore centers around a Red Sox superfan who believes finding romance is about as likely as his beloved team winning the World Series -- but that all seems to change when he meets Lindsey Meeks (Barrymore).

Paul Casella is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella.