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TBS broadcast teams for the MLB Playoffs

TBS will begin its extensive coverage of the 2013 MLB Postseason with the exclusive the National League Wild Card game.The Cincinnati Reds visit the Pittsburgh Pirates onTuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. OnWednesday, Oct. 2, the Cleveland Indians will host the winner of the Tampa Bay Rays/Texas Rangers tiebreaker in the American League Wild Card Game at8 p.m. ET.

Ernie Johnson will call the Reds vs. Pirates game with analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken and reporter Craig Sager. Brian Anderson will provide commentary for the Rays/Rangers vs. Indians game with analysts John Smoltz and Joe Simpson and reporter Rachel Nichols.

The TBS Pregame show should be very entertaining withhost Keith Olbermann and analysts Pedro Martinez and Tom Verducci, along with commentary and insights from Dirk Hayhurst. Additionally, MLB veteran Mark DeRosa of the Toronto Blue Jays will join the TBS studio as a guest analyst Tuesday, Oct. 1, throughThursday, Oct. 3

Commentator assignments during the LDS:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta BravesErnie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts) with Craig Sager (reporter)
  • N.L. Wild Card vs. St. Louis CardinalsDick Stockton (play-by-play) and Bob Brenly (analyst) with Matt Winer (reporter)
  • Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Don Orsillo (play-by-play), Dennis Eckersley and Buck Martinez (analysts) with David Aldridge (reporter)
  • A.L. Wild Card vs. Boston Red Sox Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Joe Simpson and John Smoltz (analysts) with Rachel Nichols (reporter)

 

Following are the commentator pairings for theWild Card on TBS:

 

Date Time (ET) Games/Commentator Teams
Tuesday, Oct. 1 7 p.m. MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by Jeep

Keith Olbermann (host), Mark DeRosa, Dirk Hayhurst, Pedro Martinez and Tom Verducci (analysts).

8 p.m. N.L. Wild Card Game: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts) with Craig Sager (reporter)

Postgame The Postseason Show on TBS presented by Johnnie Walker

Olbermann, DeRosa, Hayhurst, Martinez and Verducci

 
Wednesday, Oct. 2 7 p.m. MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by Jeep

Olbermann, DeRosa, Hayhurst, Martinez and Verducci

8 p.m. A.L. Wild Card Game: Tampa Bay Rays / Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians

Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Joe Simpson and John Smoltz (analysts) with Rachel Nichols (reporter)

  Postgame The Postseason Show on TBS presented by Johnnie Walker

Olbermann, DeRosa, Hayhurst, Martinez and Verducci

 



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