First-Place Dodgers Take On Rival Giants Monday Through Wednesday

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' third homestand of the season begins with a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, Monday, April 27, Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29. All contests against the Giants take place at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:00 p.m.

During this series against the Giants, Levy Restaurants will offer a special item available at the Think Blue BBQ located in the left-field pavilion plaza. Caribbean Sticky Ribs will be offered Monday through Wednesday. The dish features pork spare ribs with pineapple barbeque sauce, ghost pepper and molasses marinade and it will be served with tropical cole slaw.

The Dodgers take on the Giants at 7:10 p.m. Monday and the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive the second of eight Cy Young collectible pins, Cy Young Collectors' Pin Series Don Drysdale presented by 76 (image attached).

Compton native and hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar will throw the ceremonial first pitch. To promote his first pitch, Lamar visited Dodger Stadium and took photos with Dodger second baseman Howie Kendrick (image attached).

To commemorate Drysdale's collector pin giveaway, Drew Drysdale, Don Drysdale's daughter, will perform the national anthem. Members of the Drysdale family, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Drew, DJ and Darren will also participate in the ceremonial first pitch.

Dodger alumnus Derrel Thomas will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As part of their focus on education & literacy, LADF will recognize the 2015 Roy & Roxie Campanella Scholarship recipients from California State University Northridge (CUSN)'s College of Health and Human Development, Department of Physical Therapy. Joni Campanella Roan, the daughter of Dodger great Roy Campanella, will also be recognized. The Roy & Roxie Campanella Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to physical therapist students with outstanding clinical potential as they proceed through the physical therapy program. For more than 20 years, the Campanella family has supported physical therapy scholarships at CSUN, providing financial support to 30 students. In 2014, LADF expanded on Campanella's legacy by committing to the growth from 10 scholars in 2015 to 25 by 2017.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army Corporal Anthony Guitron of West Covina.

 

Monday, April 27

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Giants batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers take on the Giants at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. California-born and Nashville country artist Cam, who has a hit single "My Mistake" from the recently released 'Welcome to Cam Country" EP, will perform the national anthem. Rae Sremmurd, Interscope hip-hop duo Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

USC students, alumni and fans are invited to wear their cardinal and gold and attend the game on Tuesday. The Dodgers are offering a ticket package that includes a ticket in a USC designated section with an exclusive co-branded USC Dodgers T-shirt (image attached). USC football coach Steve Sarkisian will throw an honorary first pitch. Complete details and limited $32 tickets are available by visiting www.dodgers.com/USC.

Dodger alumnus Billy Ashley will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. AM 570 LA Sports' Petros and Money show will broadcast live from left-field pavilion from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Duron of Menifee.

 

Tuesday, April 28

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Giants batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

The Dodgers conclude their series against the Giants at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Clayton Kershaw fleece blanket presented by Security Benefit (image attached).

Former Dodger pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Disney Channel star Coco Jones, who has a hit song "Let Em Know," an anticipated debut album forthcoming and will be touring this summer, will perform the national anthem.

Dodger alumnus Al Downing will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. AM 570 LA Sports' Petros and Money show will broadcast live from left-field pavilion from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Luis Repreza, a native of El Salvador.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring more than 25 signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions will take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items up for auction on Friday include a Zack Greinke autographed photo, Clayton Kershaw autographed baseball and Joc Pederson autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 8:45 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 29

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Giants batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

Tickets to all games against the Giants are still available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

The Dodgers have capped their 2015 season-ticket sales at 35,000 full-season equivalents, but fans can be added to the waiting list by visiting www.dodgers.com/seasontickets. The Dodgers will offer special ticket packages throughout the season, www.dodgers.com/events, and will continue to offer affordable group tickets starting at just $10 for groups of 30 or more, www.dodgers.com/groups.

Register today at www.Dodgers.com/RUN for the New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by your SoCal Honda Dealers, to take place at Dodger Stadium, on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Only $40 for the 5K and 10K and $25 for the Kids Fun Run. The first 2,000 to register for the 5K or 10K will get a voucher for a free Dodger game ticket. A fantastic race day is planned, complete with amazing views of Dodger Stadium and downtown Los Angeles, a scenic run through Elysian Park for 10K runners, cool-down run around the Dodger Stadium warning track and guest appearances by Dodger alumni. All proceeds benefit the LADF.

The April 2015 Dodger Insider magazine and the 2015 Yearbook are available now at all Dodger team stores, and can be ordered at www.dodgers.com/magazine.

The 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook celebrates the life and career of legendary Dodger lefty Fernando Valenzuela, in a special 21-page section, "The Man Behind the Mania." It is entirely in Valenzuela's words - beginning with his first memories of playing baseball at age 13 - and features never-before-seen photos. This month marks the 34th anniversary of the year that Valenzuela (who famously wore No. 34) pitched an Opening Day shutout at age 20, launching Fernandomania.

The Dodgers' 2015 yearbook also features a month-by-month review of the Dodgers' 2014 season, a detailed look at the 2015 roster, a special salute to NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, "In Memoriam" tributes to members of the Dodger family, photos of celebrities who visited Dodger Stadium in 2014, information about tickets, promotions and much more.

The April 2015 issue of Dodger Insider magazine features Clayton Kershaw on the cover and a unique approach to telling his story. Vin Scully, Rick Honeycutt, Orel Hershiser and A.J. Ellis - each in their own words - have bylined stories describing what they believe makes Kershaw an ace among men. The package concludes with the full text of Kershaw's memorable January speech, accepting his NL Cy Young and MVP awards.

The Kershaw coverage is among more than 30 stories in this month's magazine, which also offers a rare look inside the memorabilia-stacked office of Tommy Lasorda, features on new Dodgers Brandon McCarthy and Yasmani Grandal, a story on the father-son broadcast combo of Jaime and Jorge Jarrín and much more. Dodger Insider magazine serves as a companion to the team's official blog, Dodger Insider (www.dodgers.com/insider), updated multiple times daily.

SportsNet LA is the home of all local Dodger game telecasts, takes fans behind-the-scenes, and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodger programming. SportsNet LA will produce and televise a record-setting 150 live regular season Dodger games in English, Spanish as well as bring fans a Korean SAP offering. The network is available on Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Champion Broadband. Time Warner Cable customers in Los Angeles, the Desert Cities and Barstow can watch live Dodger games and all of the original programming offered by SportsNet LA on channel 319 in high definition. Spanish-language Dodger game telecasts in high definition are available for Time Warner Cable customers on channel 324. Bright House Networks customers can watch SportNet LA on channel 1107 in high definition and the live Spanish-language game offerings for Bright House Networks customers is available on channel 632. For more information about SportsNet LA or to demand the network from your provider, visit www.ineedmydodgers.com or www.quieromisdodgers.com or call 1-844-I-NEED-MY (1-844-463-3369). Follow the network on Twitter at @SportsNetLA, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SportsNetLA and Instagram at @SportsNetLA.

iHeartMedia Los Angeles and the Dodgers will broadcast all games on the all-new AM 570 LA Sports. All Dodger games in Spanish will be broadcast on Univision America 1020 KTNQ.

Games Monday and Tuesday will also be broadcast on MLB Network.

Media interested in applying for daily credentials should apply 24 hours prior to game time at http://credentials.mlb.com. For questions, please contact the Dodgers' Public Relations department by replying to this email or calling (323) 224-1301.