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    Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week.

    Baseball fans can like their team's games with a click starting Friday.

    Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. The Facebook package of 20 games will use the broadcast feed of one of the involved teams.

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    Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday. He calls it "really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area."

    The Twitter feed of a game each Friday, which started April 7, will be moved to Tuesdays.

    Dan Reed, Facebook's head of global sports partnerships, says in a statement "baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals in the stands are often as meaningful to fans as the action on the diamond."

    "By distributing a live game per week on Facebook, Major League Baseball can re-imagine this social experience on a national scale," he adds.

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