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#WalkOffWednesday returns to MLB Network

@paul_casella
June 2, 2020

MLB Network's Wednesday coverage will start by celebrating the anniversary of Albert Pujols' 600th home run before transitioning to another edition of "Walk-off Wednesday," featuring a collection of postseason thrillers. Here's a look at the full schedule (all times ET): 9 a.m.: Pujols' 600th homer -- Twins vs. Angels from

MLB Network's Wednesday coverage will start by celebrating the anniversary of Albert Pujols' 600th home run before transitioning to another edition of "Walk-off Wednesday," featuring a collection of postseason thrillers.

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

9 a.m.: Pujols' 600th homer -- Twins vs. Angels from June 3, 2017

Albert Pujols joined the 600-homer club in style, crushing a grand slam off Ervin Santana in the Halos' 7-2 win at Angel Stadium. Pujols became the ninth player to reach the 600-homer mark, though he has since moved up to sixth on the all-time list with 656 career home runs. His historic slam in this one came one inning after Andrelton Simmons and Kole Calhoun hit back-to-back jacks to stake the Angels to an early lead.

12 p.m.: 2016 AL Wild Card Game -- Orioles vs. Blue Jays

This winner-take-all showdown turned into a duel of the bullpens before Edwin Encarnación crushed an 11th-inning walk-off three-run homer off Ubaldo Jiménez to send the Blue Jays to the American League Division Series. Toronto's bullpen tossed five hitless innings, with Francisco Liriano throwing the final 1 2/3 frames for the victory. Baltimore's 'pen kept pace for a while, limiting the Blue Jays to just two hits over six scoreless innings of relief before Jiménez ran into trouble in the 11th. A starter for much of the season, Jiménez entered with one out and nobody on, only to allow back-to-back hits before serving up Encarnación's game-ending homer.

3 p.m. and midnight: 2016 NLDS Game 3 -- Cubs vs. Giants

Looking to stave off elimination, the Giants rallied with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-3 lead, only to have Kris Bryant respond with a game-tying two-run homer in the top of the ninth. The game remained knotted at 5 until the bottom of the 13th, when Joe Panik hit a walk-off double to plate Brandon Crawford, who had led off the inning with a double of his own. The Cubs closed out the series one night later, ending the Giants' bid for a fourth title in seven years, and went on to win their first World Series since 1908.

7 p.m.: Walk-Off Stories: 2003 ALCS

This one-hour documentary takes a look back at the epic 2003 ALCS Game 7 battle between the Red Sox and Yankees, ending with Aaron Boone's legendary walk-off homer. The special includes interviews with Boone, David Ortiz, Joe Buck, Mariano Rivera and Billy Crystal.

8 p.m.: Mr. 3000

This "Bleacher Features" film starring Bernie Mac focuses on fictional baseball star Stan Ross, who was also known as "Mr. 3000." After believing he retired with 3,000 hits, Ross is later informed that a clerical error incorrectly awarded him a few of those hits. At the age of 47, Ross returns to baseball in an effort to rejoin the 3,000-hit club.

10 p.m.: 2008 ALDS Game 4 -- Angels vs. Red Sox

One year after the Red Sox swept the Angels out of the 2007 ALDS, Boston once again sent the Halos packing in '08, when Jed Lowrie hit a series-clinching walk-off RBI single. It was just the latest in a series of postseason heartbreaks delivered by the Red Sox, as David Ortiz also hit a series-clinching walk-off homer against the Angels in the '04 ALDS.

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