Fans won’t see all three, but one of the trio of games being offered by the Fox Television Network. Most of the country, almost ¾ of the country will see a potential postseason matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox live from Fenway Park.
With this being another off week for Joe Buck on Fox Saturday Baseball, it means he’ll have called a total of 12 out of a possible 23 games. I wonder if we’ll see him on the final weekend.
Here’s Fox’s press release.
FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL Heads into September Home Stretch at 4:00 PM ET
David Price and Orlando Hudson Visit “The Cheap Seats” with David Wells
FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK ENTERS THE STRETCH DRIVE – The final month push for a playoff spot is on as FOX Sports presents three exciting matchups on Saturday, Sep. 3 (4:00 PM ET). The Red Sox try to maintain their slim lead in the AL East as they host the AL West-leading Rangers. Recent acquisition Erik Bedard is scheduled to take the hill and face Texas’ hard-hitting lineup lead by John Hamilton and the AL’s 2nd-leading hitter, Michael Young. In St. Louis, the Cardinals look to stay within striking distance of a playoff spot as they host the Reds. Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers aim to increase their lead on the White Sox when they come to Detroit.
The MLB on FOX pregame show originates live from Fenway Park in Boston, MA with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins Dick Stockton and Tim McCarver as a field reporter.
For instant updates throughout the week and during games from the entire MLB on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MLBONFOX. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports.
Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox, Dick Stockton & Tim McCarver, going to 71% of USA
Fenway Park – Boston, MA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis, RHP (11-9, 4.19 ERA) vs. Erik Bedard, LHP (4-9, 3.45 ERA)
Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, Kenny Albert & Mark Grace, going to 17% of USA
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis
Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey, RHP (7-6, 4.35 ERA) vs. TBA
Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers, Matt Vasgersian &Mitch Williams, going to 11% of USA
Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis
Probable Pitchers: Gavin Floyd, RHP (12-10, 4.36 ERA) vs. Brad Penny, RHP (9-10, 5.07 ERA)
RINGOLSBY: GIBSON’S CONFIDENCE INFUSES D-BACKS DOWN THE STRETCH – Coming into the season, many thought another NL West crown was a forgone conclusion the World Series Champion Giants. However, the Diamondbacks have surprised many and hold a six-game lead. FOXSports.com writer Tracy Ringolsby gives a lion’s share of the credit to D-Backs manager, Kirk Gibson. “It was four weeks ago,” Ringolsby writes. “The Arizona Diamondbacks had just won back-to-back games to open a series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park to move into a tie for the National League West lead with the defending World Series champions. Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall sat across the desk from Kirk Gibson in the visiting manager’s office. ‘I told him, ‘Wait until the talent (in the farm system) comes up,’ Hall said. ‘Gibby looked at me and said, `We have talent. It’s called heart.’ ‘The Diamondbacks also have a growing confidence and a growing lead in the division.”
To read Ringolsby’s full column, visit http://bit.ly/onSPYN
DAVID PRICE & ORLANDO HUDSON JOIN DAVID WELL IN THE CHEAP SEATS – Each Wednesday (1:00 PM ET), former MLB All-Star pitcher David Wells hosts The Cheap Seats on FOXSports.com, an informative interview show where Wells talks to the current MLB players. This week, Wells chats with Rays’ P David Price and Padres’ 2B Orlando Hudson. Wells and Price discuss Price’s dominant, 14K performance against the Blue Jays last week and the Rays’ playoff chances. Hudson joins the show to discuss his well-traveled career.
To watch the show click here: http://msn.foxsports.com/video/shows/cheapseats