ESPN CONTINUES TO PLAY HOME RUN DERBY WITH SCHEDULING
ESPN has added games to its MLB schedule surrounding
the HR and playoff races. The Reds-Cubs game Sunday will
air on ESPN at 2:00pm ET, with updates on the Cards-Brewers.
On Tuesday, ESPN will air either the Cubs-Brewers or Astros-
Cards, with updates from the other. Wednesday doubleheader
lineups on ESPN and ESPN2 have yet to be determined. Next
Friday, ESPN will show either Cubs-Astros or Expos-Cards at
8:00pm ET in a primetime special. On September 27, the
final day of the regular-season, ESPN2 will air either a
playoff-determining game or a Cubs or Cards game (ESPN).
FIRST RATE: WGN-TV earned a 15.3/31 in Chicago for
Monday's game in which Sammy Sosa hit his 61st and 62nd HRs
of the season (THE DAILY). Fox Sports Ohio's Indians-Twins
game on Wednesday, in which the Indians clinched the AL
Central title, was the second-highest-rated Indians game of
the season, earning a 13 rating (Fox Sports Ohio).