FOX MLB TV Schedule for 2013

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February 12th, 2013

via press release:



Remarkable Week 1 Includes LCS Rematches & Josh Hamilton’s Texas Return


Jewel Events Include NYC All-Star Game, ALCS & 109th World Series


New York & Los Angeles – This April, FOX Sports steps to the plate to bring fans another season of excitement, drama and unforgettable moments as the MLB on FOX returns for its 18th season.  The FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK, the sport’s highest-rated and most-watched television package, features a 24-week schedule, including eight consecutive weeks of primetime coverage for the second straight year leading to the 84th MLB All-Star Game. Every U.S.-based team makes at least one appearance this season, and at least one at home during the prime time stretch which begins in late May.


FOX Sports, MLB's primary national broadcast rights holder since 1996, has been the sport’s exclusive national broadcast partner since 2001. Last October, FOX Sports Media Group and Major League Baseball reached a new, eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that keeps FOX as MLB’s national broadcast television home through 2021.


MLB on FOX regional coverage debuts on Saturday, April 6 with a remarkable three game schedule that features rematches of both 2012 League Championship Series and a key A.L. West showdown.  That day, the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers host the runner-up New York Yankees, and the World Champion San Francisco Giants welcome the St. Louis Cardinals, while Los Angeles Angels’ new slugger Josh Hamilton returns to the Lone Star State as the Halos travel to face the Texas Rangers.


Primetime coverage of the 2013 season begins Saturday, May 25 (7:00-10:00 PM ET) with five contests featuring the Washington Nationals and N.L. Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper hosting their division rival Philadelphia Phillies, David Freese and the Cardinals in Los Angeles to take on Matt Kemp and the Dodgers; the New York Mets welcoming the Upton brothers and the Atlanta Braves; the Oakland Athletics visiting the Houston Astros, the American League’s newest member; and an interleague tilt with the Chicago White Sox at home against the Miami Marlins. The primetime schedule also includes interleague games on Saturday, June 15June 22 and June 29, and culminates on July 13 with five games, including an N.L. Central battle between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.  In all, MLB on FOX presents 11 interleague games on eight dates.


The schedule on Saturday, June 1 features the first of this season’s record five always-entertaining Yankees/Red Sox rivalry clashes. It was during an April game on FOX last season that the Yankees, trailing Boston 9-0 after five innings, stormed back with seven runs in the seventh and eighth to notch the improbable 15-9 win.  The Bosox and Bombers also square off on July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.


The young and exciting Nationals, Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds are each scheduled to make a maximum nine appearances on FOX, while the Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals, Braves and Dodgers are scheduled for eight appearances. As always, the final two Saturdays of the regular season are designated as “wild card” dates, allowing FOX Sports and MLB to choose games that have postseason implications.  Potential selections include Giants-Yankees on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Angels-Rangers and Cubs-Cardinals on Saturday, Sept. 28.


In addition to its regular-season coverage, FOX Sports broadcasts the 84th MLB All-Star Game, live from Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, on Tuesday, July 16 (7:30-11:30 PM ET), the American League Championship Series and the 109th World Series. During the past 17 years, FOX has served as the primary broadcast network home of MLB's jewel events, airing 14 All-Star Games (12 straight), 23 League Championship Series and 15 World Series (13 straight).


Eric Shanks and John Entz are FOX Sports’ Executive Producers. Don Bui serves as coordinating pregame producer. Pete Macheska is coordinating producer of FOX Sports’ MLB coverage. Bill Webb is lead director.






(Note: Schedule Subject to Change - Times Refer to On-Air)

April 6, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers


April 13, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals


April 20, 2013 (2:30 PM ET)

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

Washington Nationals at New York Mets

April 27, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers

Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals

May 4, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates

May 18, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels

Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies

May 25, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Miami Marlins at Chicago White Sox

Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals


June 1, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals

June 8, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals

Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers

June 15, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Washington Nationals at Cleveland Indians

Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics

June 22, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians

Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres

Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals

June 29, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates

Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners

Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

Cincinnati Reds at Texas Rangers

July 6, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

July 13, 2013 (7:00 PM ET)

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins

New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

July 16, 2013 (7:30 PM ET)

2013 MLB All-Star Game from Citi Field – Flushing, NY

July 20, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds

July 27, 2013 (2:30 PM ET)

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics

New York Mets at Washington Nationals

August 3, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs

Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

August 10, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers

Baltimore Orioles at San Francisco Giants

August 17, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins

Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates

August 24, 2013 (3:30 PM ET)

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers

Detroit Tigers at New York Mets

September 7, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs

Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

September 14, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

September 21, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Wild Card

September 28, 2013 (12:30 PM ET)

Wild Card

  • Vrpe

    The network that killed baseball.

    What’s up with the whole Toronto Blue Jays never airing on FOX? That’s a hot team this season.

    Back in the day NBC, ABC, and CBS used to air the Jays on national TV. Did the rules change or something?

  • Tyson

    Toronto doesn’t bring a U.S. audience. Therefore, U.S. advertisers don’t like Toronto. Fox doesn’t like whatever advertisers don’t like.

  • Survivor Fan


  • Gregory

    And why are the Marlins and Astros getting broadcasts? They’re headed for 100+ losses.. they don’t deserve to be on national TV.

    Everyone’s picking the Jays to be a World Series threat–FOX should be airing some of their games.

  • Ultima

    The network that killed baseball.

    Pretty sure that was CBS.

  • Kangarookeeper

    Go Jays Go !!

  • E

    Yes. Fox did kill Major League Baseball on network tv. Terrible coverage and absolutely no advertising or marketing for their regular season games. And they wonder why the ratings are terrible for baseball. It starts with Fox.
    It’s going to get worse. The new baseball contract beginning in 2014 has Fox only televising 12 regular season games. It’s the end of baseball on broadcast. It won’t be long before the World Series will be on cable.

  • Ultima

    absolutely no advertising or marketing for their regular season games

    That describes CBS’ four-year MLB run during the 90s perfectly. At least FOX has the Game of the Week on every week…

    Also, it’s ridiculous to blame FOX for declining baseball ratings. They had been declining for a long time before FOX was even involved.

  • Ryan Stoppable

    @Tyson: I think casual baseball fans would want to watch games featuring two of the most-feared sluggers in all of MLB (Bautista and Encarnacion), rather than teams who are pretty much guaranteed to suck, but they’d have to know about them first.

  • E

    Yes, when CBS covered MLB, it began the true decline of baseball on network TV.
    However, Fox has continued this trend and has shown even less appreciation for the game.
    The fact that Fox’s lead baseball announcer only does about 8 games and would rather cover preseason football than regular season baseball is proof of that.

  • DeanI

    “The schedule on Saturday, June 1 features the first of this season’s record five always-entertaining Yankees/Red Sox rivalry clashes.” Please!!! I am so sick of watching the Yankees and Red Sox I could scream!! I think I’m going to sign up for MLB Extra Innings so I’m not continually stuck with whatever the cone heads at the networks want to watch. See Ya Fox/ESPN.

  • nick

    @Deanl.. won’t matter if you have MLB Extra Innings or even MLB.TV.. All the games in that time slot on the days Fox or ESPN are broadcasting are blacked out even on the pay packages.

  • sad braves fan

    i used to be able to watch braves games every friday and saturday on peachtree tv but thanks to fox i will only be able to see 6 this season because the rest of the games will only be airing on fox cable stations and if what E says is true i will never be able to see them play again unless i pay for exspensive cable

  • Charles Cameron

    Who will be the broadcast team for the Cardinal – Giants game on 4/6/13?

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