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Pittsburgh Pirates announce complete 2015 broadcast schedule

150 Games to be televised locally on ROOT SPORTS and eight national broadcasts scheduled

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the complete television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2015 regular season.

ROOT SPORTS™, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Pirates regional baseball game telecasts, is currently scheduled to produce and distribute 150 regular season Pirates games, all in high definition. ROOT SPORTS will begin its telecast schedule with Opening Day at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Monday, April 6 as the Pirates open the season at 4:10 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the complete television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2015 regular season.

ROOT SPORTS™, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Pirates regional baseball game telecasts, is currently scheduled to produce and distribute 150 regular season Pirates games, all in high definition. ROOT SPORTS will begin its telecast schedule with Opening Day at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Monday, April 6 as the Pirates open the season at 4:10 p.m.

In addition to the game telecasts, ROOT SPORTS will provide fans with additional Pirates coverage all season long including LIVE pre-game and post-game shows for all telecasts, new episodes of Inside Pirates Baseball and other exclusive Pirates-related programming.

ESPN will visit PNC Park to broadcast Sunday Night Baseball on Sunday, July 12, the final Sunday prior to the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star break. This will be the second consecutive season the Pirates and Cardinals will square off on Sunday Night Baseball from PNC Park as the two played the national event on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The other game tentatively scheduled for ESPN is Wednesday, August 12 at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:05 p.m.*

Pirates' baseball games are scheduled to appear nationally six times throughout the season on FOX and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). Three of those games include National League Central Division opponents as well as one Saturday vs the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants.

The FOX national telecasts include the following Saturday games:
- June 6 at Atlanta Braves, 7:15 p.m. (FOX)
- July 11 vs St. Louis Cardinals, 7:15 p.m. (FOX)

Fox Sports 1 (FS1), along with ROOT SPORTS, will telecast the following Saturday games:
- May 16 at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. (FS1)
- August 8 vs Los Angeles Dodgers, 4:05 p.m. (FS1)
- August 22 vs San Francisco Giants, 4:05 p.m. (FS1)
- September 5 at St. Louis Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (FS1)

*ESPN games are subject to change and games may be added as the season progresses. The Pirates will announce any changes as they occur.

All 162 regular season games can also be heard on SportsRadio 93-7 THE FAN in Pittsburgh and throughout the Pittsburgh region on the Pirates Radio Network. The Pirates flagship radio station, SportsRadio 93-7 THE FAN, will air extended local pre-game and post-game coverage before and after every broadcast. The station will also air the "Clint Hurdle Show" before every pre-game show and the "Neal Huntington Show" every Sunday prior to the pre-game show.

Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Steve Blass, Bob Walk and John Wehner will again call all the action in 2015. Please visit pirates.com for the complete Pirates schedule (all dates and times are Eastern and subject to change).

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