First-Place Dodgers Take On Miami Marlins Monday Through Wednesday

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' fourth homestand of the season begins with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, Monday, May 11, Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13. Contests on Monday and Tuesday against the Marlins take place at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday's game begins at 4:50 p.m. with auto gates opening at 2:20 p.m. and stadium gates at 2:50 p.m.

Levy Restaurants will offer a special item available during the series against Miami at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas located on the field, loge and reserve levels. A special Cuban Dog features a quarter-pound all-beef hot dog topped with ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and pickle chips. This item will debut on Cuba Night Monday at Dodger Stadium. (Image attached).

Levy Restaurants will also 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.

When the Dodgers take on the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Monday on Cuba Night, a special ticket package will be offered that includes a ticket to the game along with a Cuba-Dodger themed T-shirt (image attached). Cuban-American actor, director and Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Two-time Grammy nominee Karina Nuvo will perform the national anthem. Yasiel Puig will join in celebrating Cuba Night and will participate in pre-game ceremonies. Complete details and tickets are available by visiting www.dodgers.com/cuba.

Archbishop José H. Gomez will also throw a first pitch Monday in celebration of the 5th annual Catholic Schools Night at Dodger Stadium. The event, which celebrates Catholic school students, teachers and staff, is part of the Dodgers Salute to Schools during the month of May. Teachers and students from more than 30 schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will join Archbishop Gomez at Monday's game.

The Archdiocese began its Catholic schools program in the 1850s. There are more than 250 Catholic elementary and high schools within Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that comprise the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese is committed to making a Catholic education a reality for all families through the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), which provides tuition assistance to financially deserving students. In 2014, CEF provided $12.7 million to help fund the Catholic education of 9,700 students from families living at or below the poverty line. Students receiving CEF assistance have a graduation rate of 98 percent and a college attendance rate of 98 percent.

Dodger alumnus Lee Lacy will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pantages will offer a "Motown the Musical" blue carpet photo opportunity in the left-field plaza.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Felix Fernandez Jr. of Perris. Fernandez enlisted as an Airman and during his 28 years of service, he has deployed several thousand airmen to various locations in support of Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Enduring Freedom. Fernandez is currently stationed at 452 Force Support Squadron March Air Reserve Base.

Monday, May 11

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

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Marlins 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 Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. All auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Clayton Kershaw bobblehead presented by Coca-Cola (image attached). "America's Got Talent" 2014 finalist and Sony Music Masterworks recording artist Emily West will perform the national anthem.

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

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army E4 Specialist Julio Ramirez of Los Angeles. Ramirez was deployed to South Korea in 2010, where he earned the Superior Unit Award for his efforts in response to the North Korean attack on a border island. Ramirez is currently stationed in Fort Irwin where he works to extend diplomatic courtesies and hospitality to foreign and domestic visiting leaders.

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 Tuesday include a Clayton Kershaw autographed photo, Joc Pederson autographed baseball and Zack Greinke autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12

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

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Marlins 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 Marlins at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday. All auto gates open at 2:20 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 2:50 p.m.

American folk rock artist Lissie will perform the national anthem. Dodger alumnus Al Downing will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Luis Martinez of Salinas. Martinez enlisted in 2006 and in 2009 was assigned to Marine Expeditionary Force Group where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Martinez later transferred to 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines in Hawaii, where he completed one Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan for six months.

Wednesday, May 13

Media gates

12:30 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

1:10 p.m.

Auto gates

2:20 p.m.

Stadium gates

2:50 p.m.

Game time

4:50 p.m.

Tickets to all games against the Marlins 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 May 2015 Dodger Insider magazine (image attached) and the 2015 Yearbook are available at all Dodger team stores, and can be ordered at www.dodgers.com/magazine.

The May 2015 issue of Dodger Insider magazine features Adrian Gonzalez on the cover and a story that places his career in context with the great first basemen in MLB history, finding that Gonzalez is well on track to becoming one of the top 25 first basemen of all-time. A sidebar looks at the rise of veterans Carl Crawford and Jimmy Rollins up baseball's all-time charts.

Overall, there are more than two dozen stories in this month's magazine, which also looks at the baseball roots of president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and tells the tale of coach Jim Gilliam coming out of retirement 50 years ago this month to lift the Dodgers to the 1965 World Series title. The issue also offers features on lefty starter Brett Anderson and top infield prospect Corey Seager, a bevy of photos, games for young and old alike, 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.

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.

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 and Bright House Networks. 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 broadcast all games on the all-new AM 570 LA Sports. All Dodger games in Spanish will be broadcast on Univision America 1020 KTNQ.

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