Fox’s MLB schedule has been released

Here’s the press release:

MLB SHINES BRIGHT ON FOX IN 2013

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 15, June 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.

And here’s the schedule. I highlighted the Yankees’ appearances for you.

2013 MLB on FOX REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE

(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

As you can see, the majority of the appearances on FOX for the Yankees come against Boston. Personally, I think it’s silly and a bit of overkill but it might be a good thing for out of market fans.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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  1. WAO GOOD NEWS FOR MlB FANS I AM FAN OF YANKEES CANT WAIT SEASON TO BEGIN.

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