Thursday, August 10th, 2023


Analysts Craig Monroe and Kevin Youkilis Join Brendan Burke (Play-by-Play) in MLB Sunday Leadoff Booth

Ahmed Fareed Hosts Pregame Coverage on Peacock 11:30 a.m. ET, Alongside Former MLB Pitcher Jensen Lewis

STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 10, 2023 – Two-time All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox host two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers on MLB Sunday Leadoff this Sunday, August 6, at 12:05 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.

Play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke will be joined in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth from Fenway Park by analysts Craig Monroe and Kevin Youkilis. Game analysis in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth is provided each week by announcers from the participating teams.

A nine-year MLB veteran as an outfielder, Monroe spent parts of six seasons with the Tigers (2002-07) and led the team with 28 home runs in 2006 as the Tigers won the American League pennant. Monroe currently serves as a Tigers analyst on Bally Sports Detroit and returns to MLB Sunday Leadoff after being an analyst on the July 12 Tigers-Padres game and on one Tigers game last season.

Youkilis, a two-time World Series champion with Boston, played for the Red Sox from 2004-12. He was a three-time All-Star and a Gold Glove-winning first baseman over the course of his 10-year MLB career. Youkilis is a Red Sox analyst for NESN and returns to MLB Sunday Leadoff after serving as an analyst on last season’s package-opening Red Sox-White Sox game from Fenway Park on May 8, 2022.

This week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff coverage begins with the pregame show at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. Ahmed Fareed is the pre- and postgame host of MLB Sunday Leadoff and also serves as the in-game reporter.

Jensen Lewis, who pitched for Cleveland from 2007-2010, will serve as this week’s pre- and postgame analyst alongside Fareed. Jensen currently serves as a Guardians analyst on Bally Sports Great Lakes.

How to Watch:

Date Show Time (ET) Platform
Sun., Aug. 13 MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame 11:30 a.m. Peacock
Sun., Aug. 13 Tigers vs. Red Sox 12:05 p.m. Peacock



    • Play by Play: Brendan Burke
    • Analysts: Craig Monroe and Kevin Youkilis
    • Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
    • Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Jensen Lewis


Beginning on Sunday, April 23, when the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Colorado Rockies from Citizens Bank Park, Peacock will stream an NBC Sports-produced baseball game live in 19 of 20 weeks. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pre- and post-game shows on Peacock.

On each of the 19 Sundays that Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as the exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:35 p.m. ET that day, when the remainder of the day’s schedule will begin. The package will include start times of 11:35 a.m. ET (six games), 12:05 p.m. ET (10 games), and 1:05 p.m. ET (three games).

The MLB Sunday Leadoff package began in 2022 with 18 exclusive Sunday morning games on Peacock, continuing NBC Sports’ storied baseball tradition. The first Major League Baseball television broadcast was a 1939 Cincinnati Reds-Brooklyn Dodgers doubleheader on W2XBS (the precursor to WNBC-TV) in New York.

NBC Sports was a home to the first World Series broadcast in 1947, the first All-Star Game nationally broadcast in 1952, and has televised 39 World Series – more than any other network. Additionally, from 1957-2000, NBC Sports was home to a wealth of baseball programming, including Game of the Week and Monday Night Baseball telecasts, more than 30 All-Star Games, and countless Postseason moments.

Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football (beginning in September), and much more.  Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.

To learn more about Peacock and MLB Sunday Leadoff, including how to sign up, click here.

2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Schedule on Peacock

Date Time (ET) Matchup
August 13 12:05 p.m. Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
August 20 1:05 p.m. Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
August 27 12:05 p.m. Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets
September 3 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers