NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2018 OAKLAND A’S COVERAGE

Jay Dela Cruz
NBC Sports BayArea

Network to Present 147 Regular-Season Games, 2 Preseason Games

Complete Game Day Coverage with "A's Pregame Live"

and "A's Postgame Live" Shows

Live A's Games, "A's Pregame Live" and "A's Postgame Live"

In-Market Streaming on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports App

Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports California's

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 1, 2018 – NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com (@NBCSAuthentic), "Home of the Authentic A's Fan," announced today its coverage of the Oakland A's (@Athletics) for the 2018 season, which includes 149 games (147 regular season, 2 preseason); comprehensive game-day coverage with A's Pregame Live and A's Postgame Live shows; and in-market live streaming of A's games, A's Pregame Live and A's Postgame Live on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports app.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSAthletics).

NBC Sports California's regular season coverage begins with the A's season and home opener against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday, March 29 at 1 p.m. (A's Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m.)

A's coverage on NBC Sports California against playoff contenders include: 16 games against the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros (April 27, 28, 29; May 7, 8, 9; June 12, 13; July 9, 10, 11; August 17, 18, 19, 27, 28); six matchups versus the 2017 A.L Central Champion Cleveland Indians (June 29, 30; July 1, 6, 7, 8); six matchups versus the 2017 A.L. East Champion Boston Red Sox (April 20, 21, 22; May 14, 15, 16) and six contests versus the 2017 A.L. Wildcard winner New York Yankees (May 11, 12, 13; September 3, 4, 5).  A's interleague action includes the six-game Bay Bridge Series versus the San Francisco Giants (July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.)

National networks will air the remaining scheduled A's games, so that all 162 games will be available in the Bay Area.

In addition to the 147 regular season games, NBC Sports California will air two spring training games, one against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. and one versus the Giants on Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m.

NBC Sports California's A's telecasts feature the Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of Glen Kuiper (play-by-play) and Ray Fosse (color analyst).  As previously announced, former A's pitcher Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) will be featured in 35 telecasts as a color commentator and 54 games in the newly created role of field analyst, with Braden reporting from a unique vantage point close to the action.  He will also continue in his role as a studio analyst for select A's Pregame Live and A's Postgame Live shows.  Longtime in-stadium host Kara Tsuboi (@karashotcorner) will join the broadcast team as a sideline reporter for a limited number of home games.

Prior to each game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and in-depth game previews on A's Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, A's Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, clubhouse interviews and a preview of the next game.  The shows are anchored by veteran sportscaster Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS), with analysis from former A's players Dave Stewart, Dallas Braden, Bip Roberts and Shooty Babitt.

NBC Sports California offers live in-market streams of A's games to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows A's Pregame Live and A's Postgame Live, via NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app.  The live in-market streaming service is available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC California subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.  For more information about the network's streaming service, click here.

Throughout the 2018 MLB season, NBC Sports California will deliver extensive original content across the network's and on-air personalities' various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.  Follow NBC Sports California:  Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSAthletics).

2018 Oakland A's on NBC Sports California:

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Thursday

3/15

vs

Seattle Mariners (Preseason)

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/25

vs

San Francisco Giants (Preseason)

1:00 PM

Thursday

3/29

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Friday

3/30

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/31

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Sunday

4/1

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Monday

4/2

vs

Texas Rangers

7:00 PM

Tuesday

4/3

vs

Texas Rangers

7:00 PM

Wednesday

4/4

vs

Texas Rangers

7:00 PM

Thursday

4/5

vs

Texas Rangers

12:30 PM

Friday

4/6

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

7:00 PM

Saturday

4/7

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

6:00 PM

Sunday

4/8

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Tuesday

4/10

at

Los Angeles Dodgers

7:00 PM

Wednesday

4/11

at

Los Angeles Dodgers

7:00 PM

Friday

4/13

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Saturday

4/14

at

Seattle Mariners

6:00 PM

Sunday

4/15

at

Seattle Mariners

1:00 PM

Monday

4/16

vs

Chicago White Sox

7:00 PM

Tuesday

4/17

vs

Chicago White Sox

7:00 PM

Wednesday

4/18

vs

Chicago White Sox

12:30 PM

Friday

4/20

vs

Boston Red Sox

7:00 PM

Saturday

4/21

vs

Boston Red Sox

6:00 PM

Sunday

4/22

vs

Boston Red Sox

1:00 PM

Monday

4/23

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Tuesday

4/24

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Wednesday

4/25

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Friday

4/27

at

Houston Astros

5:00 PM

Saturday

4/28

at

Houston Astros

4:00 PM

Sunday

4/29

at

Houston Astros

11:00 AM

Tuesday

5/1

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Wednesday

5/2

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Thursday

5/3

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Friday

5/4

vs

Baltimore Orioles

7:00 PM

Saturday

5/5

vs

Baltimore Orioles

6:00 PM

Sunday

5/6

vs

Baltimore Orioles

1:00 PM

Monday

5/7

vs

Houston Astros

7:00 PM

Tuesday

5/8

vs

Houston Astros

7:00 PM

Wednesday

5/9

vs

Houston Astros

12:30 PM

Friday

5/11

at

New York Yankees

4:00 PM

Saturday

5/12

at

New York Yankees

TBD

Sunday

5/13

at

New York Yankees

TBD

Monday

5/14

at

Boston Red Sox

4:00 PM

Tuesday

5/15

at

Boston Red Sox

4:00 PM

Wednesday

5/16

at

Boston Red Sox

4:00 PM

Friday

5/18

at

Toronto Blue Jays

4:00 PM

Sunday

5/20

at

Toronto Blue Jays

10:00 AM

Tuesday

5/22

vs

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Wednesday

5/23

vs

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Thursday

5/24

vs

Seattle Mariners

12:30 PM

Friday

5/25

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

6:30 PM

Saturday

5/26

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

1:00 PM

Sunday

5/27

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

1:00 PM

Monday

5/28

vs

Tampa Bay Rays

1:00 PM

Tuesday

5/29

vs

Tampa Bay Rays

7:00 PM

Wednesday

5/30

vs

Tampa Bay Rays

7:00 PM

Friday

6/1

at

Kansas City Royals

5:00 PM

Saturday

6/2

at

Kansas City Royals

11:00 AM

Sunday

6/3

at

Kansas City Royals

11:00 AM

Tuesday

6/5

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Wednesday

6/6

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Thursday

6/7

vs

Kansas City Royals

7:00 PM

Friday

6/8

vs

Kansas City Royals

7:00 PM

Saturday

6/9

vs

Kansas City Royals

1:00 PM

Sunday

6/10

vs

Kansas City Royals

1:00 PM

Tuesday

6/12

vs

Houston Astros

7:00 PM

Wednesday

6/13

vs

Houston Astros

7:00 PM

Friday

6/15

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

6:30 PM

Saturday

6/16

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Sunday

6/17

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Tuesday

6/19

at

San Diego Padres

7:00 PM

Thursday

6/21

at

Chicago White Sox

5:00 PM

Friday

6/22

at

Chicago White Sox

5:00 PM

Saturday

6/23

at

Chicago White Sox

11:00 AM

Sunday

6/24

at

Chicago White Sox

11:00 AM

Tuesday

6/26

at

Detroit Tigers

4:00 PM

Wednesday

6/27

at

Detroit Tigers

4:00 PM

Friday

6/29

vs

Cleveland Indians

7:00 PM

Saturday

6/30

vs

Cleveland Indians

1:00 PM

Sunday

7/1

vs

Cleveland Indians

1:00 PM

Tuesday

7/3

vs

San Diego Padres

6:00 PM

Wednesday

7/4

vs

San Diego Padres

1:00 PM

Friday

7/6

at

Cleveland Indians

4:00 PM

Saturday

7/7

at

Cleveland Indians

1:00 PM

Sunday

7/8

at

Cleveland Indians

10:00 AM

Monday

7/9

at

Houston Astros

5:00 PM

Tuesday

7/10

at

Houston Astros

5:00 PM

Wednesday

7/11

at

Houston Astros

5:00 PM

Friday

7/13

at

San Francisco Giants

7:00 PM

Saturday

7/14

at

San Francisco Giants

TBD

Sunday

7/15

at

San Francisco Giants

1:00 PM

Friday

7/20

vs

San Francisco Giants

6:30 PM

Saturday

7/21

vs

San Francisco Giants

6:00 PM

Sunday

7/22

vs

San Francisco Giants

1:00 PM

Monday

7/23

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Tuesday

7/24

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Wednesday

7/25

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Thursday

7/26

at

Texas Rangers

5:00 PM

Friday

7/27

at

Colorado Rockies

5:30 PM

Saturday

7/28

at

Colorado Rockies

5:00 PM

Sunday

7/29

at

Colorado Rockies

12:00 PM

Monday

7/30

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

7:00 PM

Tuesday

7/31

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

7:00 PM

Friday

8/3

vs

Detroit Tigers

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/4

vs

Detroit Tigers

6:00 PM

Sunday

8/5

vs

Detroit Tigers

1:00 PM

Tuesday

8/7

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

7:00 PM

Wednesday

8/8

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

7:00 PM

Friday

8/10

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/11

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

6:00 PM

Sunday

8/12

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

1:00 PM

Monday

8/13

vs

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Tuesday

8/14

vs

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Friday

8/17

vs

Houston Astros

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/18

vs

Houston Astros

1:00 PM

Sunday

8/19

vs

Houston Astros

1:00 PM

Monday

8/20

vs

Texas Rangers

7:00 PM

Tuesday

8/21

vs

Texas Rangers

7:00 PM

Thursday

8/23

at

Minnesota Twins

5:00 PM

Friday

8/24

at

Minnesota Twins

5:00 PM

Saturday

8/25

at

Minnesota Twins

4:00 PM

Sunday

8/26

at

Minnesota Twins

11:00 AM

Monday

8/27

at

Houston Astros

5:00 PM

Tuesday

8/28

at

Houston Astros

5:00 PM

Thursday

8/30

vs

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Friday

8/31

vs

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Saturday

9/1

vs

Seattle Mariners

6:00 PM

Sunday

9/2

vs

Seattle Mariners

1:00 PM

Monday

9/3

vs

New York Yankees

1:00 PM

Tuesday

9/4

vs

New York Yankees

7:00 PM

Wednesday

9/5

vs

New York Yankees

7:00 PM

Friday

9/7

vs

Texas Rangers

7:00 PM

Saturday

9/8

vs

Texas Rangers

1:00 PM

Sunday

9/9

vs

Texas Rangers

1:00 PM

Tuesday

9/11

at

Baltimore Orioles

4:00 PM

Thursday

9/13

at

Baltimore Orioles

4:00 PM

Saturday

9/15

at

Tampa Bay Rays

3:00 PM

Sunday

9/16

at

Tampa Bay Rays

10:00 AM

Tuesday

9/18

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

7:00 PM

Wednesday

9/19

vs

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

7:00 PM

Friday

9/21

vs

Minnesota Twins

7:00 PM

Saturday

9/22

vs

Minnesota Twins

6:00 PM

Sunday

9/23

vs

Minnesota Twins

1:00 PM

Monday

9/24

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Tuesday

9/25

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Wednesday

9/26

at

Seattle Mariners

7:00 PM

Friday

9/28

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

7:00 PM

Saturday

9/29

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

6:00 PM

Sunday

9/30

at

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

12:00 PM

147 regular-season games, 2 preseason games

Schedule as of 1/26/18; Dates and times subject to change

For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBCSCA's A's telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB's San Francisco Giants, NBA's Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB's Oakland Athletics, NBA's Sacramento Kings, NHL's San Jose Sharks, MLS's San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of "Insiders," breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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