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The Dodgers will be featured on the exclusive weekly national night broadcast once in the first nine Sundays of the 2013 season.
ESPN on Tuesday announced the first two months of their Sunday Night Baseball schedule, which includes one Dodgers game. The Dodgers will be on ESPN on Sunday, May 5 when they battle the Giants at AT&T Park in the finale of a three-game series.
Now that Terry Francona is managing the Indians, ESPN filled his third chair on the Sunday night television broadcast with John Kruk, who will join Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the booth in 2013. Buster Olney will continue his role as reporter on the weekly broadcasts.
ESPN announced the first nine Sunday broadcasts, as well as the first two weeks after the All-Star break, and the Dodgers will be on the four-letter network on just one of those 11 Sundays. Here is the schedule:
- March 31: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
- April 7: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers
- April 14: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
- April 21: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies
- April 28: Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
- May 5: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
- May 12: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox
- May 19: Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers
- May 26: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
- July 14: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
- July 21: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
The Dodgers played four times on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball in 2012.