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ESPN to Air Historic MLB London Series Sunday


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ESPN‘s Sunday Night Baseball will turn into Sunday Morning Baseball this week, as the Yankees and the Red Sox head to the London Olympic Stadium for the inaugural London Series.

Two games will be played in the London Series, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  ESPN will be the exclusive home of the Sunday edition to the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox rivalry as Mookie Betts and the World Series Champions face Gary Sanchez and the Bronx Bombers in London’s Olympic Stadium at 10 a.m. ET.

The Sunday Night Baseball team of Matt Vasgersian, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Mendoza, World Series Champion Alex Rodriguez and reporter Buster Olney will call the game on site in London.

A morning edition of Baseball Tonight on the road in London will lead into the game starting at 9 a.m. ET, hosted by Karl Ravech and World Series Champion Mark Teixeira.

There will be a variety of features leading up to Sunday’s game highlighting MLB’s historic first series in Europe. Chris Connelly will explore bringing the love of MLB to Europe while showing the English origin of the game. Steve Nicol will compare how the historic rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox measures up to the football feud between Manchester United and arch-rival Liverpool. Sam Borden will examine the global phenomenon that is the NY Yankees logo. Plus, live coverage of the introduction of the starting lineups, as well as performances of the American and English national anthems.

ESPN’s baseball coverage continues later that night from Citi Field with the Google MLB All-Star Selection Show at 5:30 p.m. Keith Olbermann, Ryan Howard and Tim Kurkjian will announce the All-Star pitchers and reserves. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet immediately follows at 6 p.m. hosted by Keith Olbermann, Ryan Howard and Jeff Passan.

This week’s edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell features Pete Alonso and the New York Mets hosting Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Dave Flemming, Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian will be on the call.