The diamond battle of Chicago will get some network airtime next month. ESPN said today that ABC will televise the August 8 White Sox-Cubs matchup from Wrigley Field — the first time the broadcast net has aired its Disney sibling’s Sunday Night Baseball game of the week.
Matt Vasgersian will handle play-by-play for the telecast alongside with analyst Alex Rodriguez and reporter Buster Olney. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown will precede Sunday Night Baseball at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Cubs hosting the first-place White Sox also will stream on the ESPN app and air on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio, starting at 7 p.m. ET.
ABC last season aired its first MLB postseason game since 1995 during the MLB Wild Card Series, which ESPN produced.
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