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ESPN Executes Live Triple Play Today, Airing Both NL Tiebreakers, MNF

(L-R) Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo; Dodgers star Yasiel Puig; Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. (Rizzo: Phil Ellsworth/Puig, Kelce: Scott Clarke/ESPN Images)

When the scheduled conclusion of the 2018 National League regular-season on Sunday still could not completely determine its postseason participants, today became a Magnificent Monday on ESPN with the birth of a unique tripleheader of live sports coverage in Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver.

ESPN exclusively will televise both Major League Baseball National League games. It marks the first time two tiebreaker games have been necessary.

ESPN Programming Changes Today
For updates on ESPN’s afternoon and evening programming schedule across platforms as the result of the NL tie-breaker games, visit ESPN MediaZone.

At 1 p.m. ET, the Chicago Cubs will host the Milwaukee Brewers to determine the NL Central division winner. At 4 p.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Colorado Rockies to determine the NL West division winner. The teams that do not win their respective divisions will meet Tuesday in the NL Wild Card Game on ESPN (8 ET).

Today’s exciting triple bill of great live sports events is capped by Monday Night Football in Denver, featuring an AFC West showdown (8:15 ET) between the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs and the host Broncos.

Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, Burke Magnus, said: “While the addition of the historic National League doubleheader means shuffling our lineup, ESPN has the bandwidth, platforms and production capability to deliver these events like no one else.”