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ESPN to offer Statcast broadcast for Red Sox-Yankees Sunday night matchup

The Red Sox will be back at Yankee Stadium for "Sunday Night Baseball" Aug. 16.
The Red Sox will be back at Yankee Stadium for "Sunday Night Baseball" Aug. 16.John Minchillo/Associated Press

ESPN will offer its Statcast viewing option alongside its standard “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast for a pair of upcoming games, including a Red Sox-Yankees matchup Aug. 16.

The Statcast versions of the broadcasts will air on ESPN2. The network, which has never previously offered the analytically focused broadcasts on Sunday nights, will also have the option available for an Aug. 30 game between the Braves and Phillies.

Play-by-play voice Jason Benetti, analyst Eduardo Perez, and MLB.com Statcast Insider Mike Petriello will provide commentary for the ESPN2 alternative viewing experiences, which deliver analytics-based commentary featuring on-screen graphics, data, and information provided by Statcast AI.

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Benetti, Perez, and Petriello have called Statcast-focused broadcasts before, including during a 2018 wild-card game.

Per usual, Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez, and Buster Olney will call the conventional version of the games on ESPN.


Chad Finn can be reached at chad.finn@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeChadFinn.