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

Ahmed Fareed Hosts Pregame Coverage on Peacock at 11:30 a.m. ET, Alongside Former MLB Pitcher & Three-Time All-Star Dan Plesac

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 19, 2023 – Three-time All-Star Juan Soto and the San Diego Padres visit two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers on MLB Sunday Leadoff this Sunday, July 23, 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 Comerica Park by analysts Mark Grant and Craig Monroe. Game analysis in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth is provided each week by announcers from the participating teams.

An eight-year MLB veteran as a pitcher, Grant spent parts of four seasons (1987-90) with San Diego and currently serves as a Padres analyst for Bally Sports San Diego. Sunday’s matchup marks Grant’s second MLB Sunday Leadoff game following last season’s Padres-Nationals game on Aug. 14, 2022.

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 a Tigers game last season.

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.

Eighteen-year MLB veteran and three-time All-Star pitcher Dan Plesac, who is currently an analyst for MLB Network, will serve as this week’s pre- and postgame analyst alongside Fareed.

How to Watch:

DateShowTime (ET)Platform
Sun., July 23MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame11:30 a.m.Peacock
Sun., July 23Padres vs. Tigers12:05 p.m.Peacock


  • Play by Play: Brendan Burke
  • Analysts: Mark Grant and Craig Monroe
  • Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
  • Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Dan Plesac

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.

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2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Schedule on Peacock

DateTime (ET)Matchup
July 2312:05 p.m.San Diego Padres at Detroit Tigers
July 3012:05 p.m.Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
August 612:05 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians
August 1312:05 p.m.Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
August 201:05 p.m.Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
August 2712:05 p.m.Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets
September 31:05 p.m.Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers