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Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in the first MLB Sunday Leadoff game on NBC Broadcast Network and Peacock streaming app
NBC Sports will be launching "Sunday Leadoff," which begins this Sunday, May 8, as the Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox from Fenway Park
"MLB Sunday Leadoff," Peacock’s new Sunday morning Major League Baseball package, begins this Sunday, May 8, as the Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox from Fenway Park live at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock and NBC.
Play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti will join this week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff booth by analysts Steve Stone and Kevin Youkilis. Stone, a former MLB pitcher from 1971-81 and the 1980 Cy Young Award winner, is a White Sox analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, working alongside Benetti. Youkilis, a two-time World Series champion with Boston who played for the Red Sox from 2004-12 and was traded to the White Sox during the 2012 season, is a Red Sox analyst for NESN.
Benetti will be joined in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth by local analysts from the participating teams each week. This week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff coverage begins with the pregame show at 11 a.m. ET on Peacock. NBC Sports’ Ahmed Fareed will host MLB Sunday Leadoff's pre-and postgame and serve as the sideline reporter.
According to NBC Sports, the graphics that will be featured during the broadcast will be a hybrid of the established look from the regionals, but we’re adding some NBC twists to it. NBC Sports plans to make a nod to the old NBC game of the week with "some graphic treatments that will connect the past with the present."
NBC Sports also mentioned that Matt Borzello would produce all the games on the network during the 2022 season. However, NBC noted that the network plans to evolve the director into an NBC staff director after the three first or four shows. Still, we’re starting with John Moore, who’s done more baseball games than any human being has ever done in the history of mankind, so we’re in great shape there and excited where we are.
Former World Series champion Nick Swisher, who had a 12-year MLB career and played for the White Sox in 2008, will serve as this week’s pre-and postgame analyst alongside Fareed. Rob Friedman, aka PitchingNinja, will also join the pregame show to provide pitching breakdowns.
Legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully, who was NBC Sports’ lead baseball broadcaster from 1983-to 89, will voice the MLB Sunday Leadoff show open this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock and NBC.
How to Watch
Date Show Time (ET) Platform
Sun., May. 8 MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame 11 a.m. Peacock
Sun., May. 8 White Sox vs. Red Sox 11:30 a.m. Peacock, NBC
For steps on watching MLB Sunday Leadoff on Peacock, click here.
Play by Play: Jason Benetti
Analysts: Steve Stone and Kevin Youkilis
Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Nick Swisher
2022 MLB Sunday Leadoff on Peacock Game Schedule
Beginning this Sunday with White Sox vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park at 11:30 a.m. ET (pregame at 11 a.m. ET), Peacock will live stream an NBC Sports-produced baseball game for 18 consecutive weeks, with start times for the first six Sunday games at 11:30 a.m. ET and the following 12 Sunday games beginning at Noon ET. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pregame and post-game shows on Peacock.
On each of the 18 Sundays that Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as the exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:30 p.m. ET that day, when the remainder of the day’s schedule will begin. Peacock will also be the exclusive home of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game – featuring top minor league prospects – which will be played during All-Star Week in July at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
May 8 11:30 a.m. ET Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
May 15 11:30 a.m. ET San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
May 22 11:30 a.m. ET St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
May 29 11:30 a.m. ET San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
June 5 11:30 a.m. ET Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
June 12 11:30 a.m. ET Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Guardians
June 19 Noon ET Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals
June 26 Noon ET New York Mets at Miami Marlins
July 3 Noon ET Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
July 10 Noon ET Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles
July 17 Noon ET Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays
July 24 Noon ET Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies
July 31 Noon ET Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays
August 7 Noon ET Houston Astros at Cleveland Guardians
August 14 Noon ET San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals
August 21 Noon ET Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians
August 28 Noon ET Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins
September 4 Noon ET Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates