First-Place Dodgers Play Series against Texas and Division Rivals San Francisco

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' seventh homestand of the season begins with a two-game interleague series against the Texas Rangers tomorrow, June 17 (LHP Wandy Rodriguez vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw) and Thursday, June 18 (RHP Colby Lewis vs. RHP Zack Greinke). Games tomorrow and Thursday against the Rangers begin at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m.

The Dodgers then take on their divisional rivals, the San Francisco Giants, Friday, June 19, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. Friday's game begins at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Saturday's game begins at 4:15 p.m. with auto gates opening at 1:45 p.m. and stadium gates at 2:15 p.m. and Sunday's game begins at 5:08 p.m. with auto gates opening at 2:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 3:10 p.m.

Tickets for games against Texas and San Francisco can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

Levy Restaurants now offers Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings at the Think Blue BBQ located in the left-field plaza. This dish is prepared with a honey bourbon sauce and served with potato salad and corn bread. Levy Restaurants now also offers the Pop Fly Dog, a quarter pound all-beef Super Dodger Dog served on a pretzel bun and topped with Golden Road IPA beer cheese sauce and popcorn. This is available at the Extreme Loaded Dog locations on the field, loge and reserve levels. Levy Restaurants will offer a Kimchi Dog on Korea Night. The Kimchi Dog, a quarter pound all-beef Super Dodger Dog topped off Kimchi, will be available tomorrow only at Extreme Loaded Dog locations on the field, loge and reserve levels.

Tomorrow, the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Beach Bag presented by Avita Water (image attached). The Dodgers, for the fourth consecutive season, will stage Korea Night presented by Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). Fans that purchased a ticket package by visiting www.dodgers.com/korea will receive a limited Hyun-Jin Ryu T-shirt (image attached). Korea Night ticket packages are sold out. Popular Korean rock band YB will present a pregame mini-concert. The five-member Korean band led by Yoon Do Hyun will perform four songs, followed by the Korean and U.S. national anthems. YB is currently on tour in the U.S. with alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. Schoolboy Records and YG Entertainment recording artist CL will throw the ceremonial first pitch. CL, member of the global mega group 2NE1, is currently in the U.S. promoting her new hit single, "Doctor Pepper." Following pregame festivities, both CL and YB will be signing autographs for fans at the KTO tent in the right-field plaza. CL is set to sign at 7:30 p.m. and YB will sign for fans at 8:00 p.m.

Dodger alumnus Kenny Landreaux will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Heroes of the Game are U.S. Army CIB Purple Heart Korean War Citations recipient Joseph A. Del Rio and U.S. Army Corporal Roman Morales. Del Rio fought in the Korean War in 1951. He was honorably discharged in 1954 and awarded a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster and Korean Campaign Citations. He is now the commander of the Long Beach Chapter 210 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Morales fought in the Korean War in the early 1950s. Morales, along with others from the 40th Infantry Division, built a high school to honor the first American casualty of the Korean War. Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles Hyun-myung Kim will present the military heroes with a commemoration plaque.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 303 youth from the Bose Foundation in South L.A. and Fedde Middle School's Avid program in Hawaiian Gardens will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

Tomorrow, June 17

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.

Rangers batting practice

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

Pregame ceremonies

6:45 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance Friday will receive a Cy Young Collectors' Pin Series Mike Marshall presented by 76 (image attached). The Dodgers this season are paying tribute to their Cy Young Award winners with a collectible set of eight Cy Young pins. This marks the fourth of the collection. The Dodgers take on the Rangers at 7:10 p.m. to conclude the two-game interleague set. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. Kelley Jakle, star of "Pitch Perfect 2" and great-granddaughter of Baseball Hall of Fame executive Branch Rickey, will perform the national anthem. Dodger alumnus Derrel Thomas will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army E3 Robert "Bud" Salisbury of Glendora. Salisbury joined the U.S. Army to be a paratrooper, then volunteered to go to Vietnam as a Forward Observer which placed him in combat. Two months later, he was wounded. Salisbury was presented with the Combat Infantryman's Badge and earned a Purple Heart for his sacrifices in Vietnam. Salisbury currently resides in the City of Orange as an attorney, with his wife of 45 years, Connie.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 204 youth from Esteban E. Torres High School in City Terrace, A Place Called Home in South L.A., and Leadership Through Empowerment, Action, and Dialogue Inc., in Pasadena will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

Thursday, June 18

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.

Rangers 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 Friday at 7:10 p.m. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. Fans are invited onto the field for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's immediately following Friday's game. Music will be presented by DJ and producer Jeremy Blacklow. In an effort to continue to be good neighbors to the residents surrounding Dodger Stadium, fireworks shows will take place before 11:00 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to length of game.

The Dodgers invite the LGBT community to the ballpark Friday. A special event ticket package starts at $34 and includes a game ticket and an exclusive Dodgers LGBT Night T-shirt (image attached). Lisa Vanderpump, LGBT advocate, GLADD spokesperson, actress and West Hollywood restaurateur, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Recording artist Lance Bass will also be on hand to announce the Dodgers' starting lineup and Ty Herndon, country music star, will perform the national anthem. MLB's Ambassador of Inclusion Billy Bean will be on hand for pre-game festivities. The Dodgers will also recognize athletes from Varsity Gay League (V.G.L.) and GLASA (Greater Los Angeles Softball Association). David Kopay, former NFL running back who in 1975 became one of the first professional athletes to come out as gay, and EJ Johnson will also be recognized. Fans can also attend a LGBT pride reception in the right-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where Levy Restaurants will feature a pride-themed drink. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/LGBT.

Pregame entertainment will also include DJ Adam in the right-field plaza and a stilt walker in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Jaime Soto of Torrance. Soto has served in two consecutive combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After being selected for drill instructor duty, Soto transformed 509 recruits into U.S. Marines and earned the billet of Senior Drill Instructor. He earned his First Degree Black Belt and as a U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor was selected as the first enlisted radio chief to be sent to Norway, attending the Norwegian Allied Officers Winter Warfare course. He currently serves as the Course Chief for the Mountain Communications Course and Cold Weather Mountain Warfare Instructor, stationed at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 406 youth from Heart for the City in Santa Fe Springs, Tri-City Community School in San Bernardino, Smith Park Pony Baseball in Pico Rivera, and East Los Angeles Community Center will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

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

Friday, June 19

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.

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 Saturday at 4:15 p.m. with auto gates opening at 1:45 p.m. and stadium gates at 2:15 p.m. The Dodgers, for the third consecutive season, present the Dodger Stadium Movie Series. The club will treat fans to "The Lego Movie" Saturday. This family friendly film will be screened for fans following Saturday's game. Screenings are free with a game-day ticket. Fans sitting in the right field pavilion and left field pavilion will be invited down to the field postgame for a better viewing experience.

Pups at the Park presented AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods & Nylabone will also take place Saturday. Fans that purchase a special event ticket in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat right-field pavilion are invited to bring their dogs to the park and join in the pregame Pup Parade on the field. The Dodgers will donate a portion of the proceeds to Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation. A ticket must also be purchased for each dog. Also required is a valid Rabies certificate with a current expiration date for each dog. A special ceremonial first pitch will take place as part of Pups at the Park. Ticketed Pups at the Park fans can enter the right-field pavilion to check in starting at 1:45 p.m. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/pups.

Pregame entertainment will also include DJ Adam in the right-field plaza, DJ Lady Sha in the left-field reserve plaza, a balloon artist in the left-field plaza and singer Brooke Ansley in the right-field reserve plaza. Dodger alumnus Billy Ashley will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew Kronick of Lompac. Kronick has served one deployment to Korea and is currently a F-16 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist Instructor stationed at the Luke Air Force base in Arizona.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 356 youth from John C. Fremont High School in South L.A., Reaching Engaging And Developing Youth Inc. in Inglewood, and Heart for the City in Santa Fe Springs will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

Saturday, June 20

Media gates

11:15 a.m.

Auto gates

1:45 p.m.

Stadium gates

2:15 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

4:00 p.m.

Game time

4:15 p.m.

The Dodgers conclude their series against San Francisco at 5:08 p.m. Sunday. All auto gates open at 2:40 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 3:10 p.m. The Dodgers will celebrate Father's Day and the first 40,000 fans in attendance Sunday will receive a Father's Day BBQ Set presented by Farmer John (image attached). This is an exit giveaway. Fans will receive a voucher to claim this giveaway. All fans can also participate in Father's Day Catch presented by Farmer John following the game. Families can enter through center field following the game.

Father's Day pregame ceremonies will feature a special ceremonial first pitch with Dodger dads and their youngsters. Clare Bowen from ABC's "Nashville" will perform the national anthem. Dodger alumnus Lee Lacy will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable at the historic 76 station will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will feature musical entertainment by Cumbia Machin and Ballet Folklorico Eternal Juventud.

Golden Boy Promotions will be on hand from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with former Interim WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz Jr., who will sign autographs and meet with fans ahead of their respective fights on July 11 at The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticket Master locations. Herrera is scheduled to face "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy for the NABF Super Lightweight Title, LIVE on HBO Latino ®.

Levy Restaurants also offers Dodger dogs, carne asada tacos and Montejo beer for purchase at Viva Los Dodgers. Viva Los Dodgers takes place each Sunday of every homestand, two hours prior to the game. The season-long initiative celebrates Latino culture in Los Angeles and the legacy of Latino Dodgers past and present at a family-friendly pregame festival at the historic 76 station. Current Dodger players also make appearances throughout the season. All fans are welcome and can attend with a ticket to Sunday's game.

As part of Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers program, Lincoln High School's baseball team who recently won the CIF L.A. City Div II championship will attend Sunday's game courtesy of Gonzalez and wife Betsy. The Gonzalez family plays host to 72 fans per Sunday home game (18 families of four) and provides one parking pass per each group of four throughout the 2015 season. Tickets in the All-You-Can-Eat right-field pavilion are provided and include unlimited Dodger dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and Coca-Cola products. The Dodgers will also present a community hero award to Head Baseball Coach Joe Romero of the City Championship Division II baseball team from Lincoln High School. Romero is a graduate of Lincoln High School ('70). He is also a U.S. Army veteran and served a tour in Vietnam. Romero also served with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for 35 years. The 2015 Lincoln High School baseball team will also be recognized for their recent victory in the CIF L.A. City Div. II championship game played at Dodger Stadium. Lincoln High School last won the city championship in 1935. Adrian Gonzalez and wife Betsy will be on hand to congratulate the team and for a special presentation at approximately 3:15 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant E5 Todd Prince of Prescott, AZ. Prince joined the military in 2002 and was deployed to serve in Afghanistan in 2008 and to Southwest Asia in 2012. He is currently Inactive Ready Reserve assigned to March Air Force Base in Riverside.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 435 youth from Vincent Children's Center in West Covina and Faithful Central Educational Center in South L.A. will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

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 Sunday include an Adrian Gonzalez autographed photo, Howie Kendrick autographed baseball and Yasiel Puig autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, June 21

Media gates

12:10 p.m.

Auto gates

2:40 p.m.

Viva Los Dodgers at the 76 station

3:00 p.m.

Stadium gates

3:10 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

4:50 p.m.

Game time

5:08 p.m.

Tickets to games against the Rangers and Giants 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. The fee is $45 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 June 2015 Dodger Insider magazine and the 2015 Yearbook are available at all Dodger team stores, and can be ordered at dodgers.com/magazine.

The June 2015 issue of Dodger Insider magazine features Joc Pederson on the cover and a story that highlights how quickly his teammates have embraced him, amid an unprecedented start by a Dodger rookie hitter. Pederson has a higher OPS at this stage of the campaign than any previous Dodger Rookie of the Year Award winner. Andre Ethier's comeback season is also featured among more than two dozen stories in this month's issue, which also includes something truly unique: a special player-behind-the-camera showcase of Howie Kendrick's photography. We also look back at the Dodgers' 50-year history in the draft with a package that spotlights not only Dodger broadcaster Rick Monday (MLB's first-ever amateur draft selection) but also the little-known saga of the Dodgers' inaugural draft pick, Bakersfield High infielder John Wyatt.

Dodger Insider magazine serves as a companion to the team's official blog, Dodger Insider (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.

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. SportsNet LA is now available on Charter Spectrum TV Select, Charter's most widely subscribed to tier of service, on channel 44 SD/ 789 HD in the Los Angeles DMA, channel 44 SD / 773 HD in San Luis Obispo, and channel 44 SD in Porterville. SportsNet LA's Spanish-language game telecasts as well as its Korean-language Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) are also available to Charter customers. 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 on Saturday and Monday will be featured on MLB Network. Sunday's game will air on nationally on ESPN for Sunday Night Baseball.

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