First-Place Dodgers Continue Eighth Homestand of Season Against Phillies Monday

Maury Wills Bobblehead Monday and Hello Kitty Plush on Wednesday

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' eighth homestand of the season continues with a four-game series against the Phillies Monday, July 6, Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9. All games against the Mets begin at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Tickets for games against the Phillies can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets. The Dodgers are celebrating Independence Day Weekend with a ticket special. All reserve level tickets are 50 percent off for the game on Wednesday, July 8. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/special. This offer is available now until tomorrow, while supplies last.

Levy Restaurants for this homestand is offering the BLT Pizza (image attached), available only at Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria which features a fresh dough pizza slice with shredded mozzarella cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, topped with shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes and drizzled with creamy Ranch dressing.

Levy Restaurants will be offer the Philly Cheesesteak Dog (image attached) during the Phillies series. This specialty dog consists of a quarter pound all-beef Super Dodger Dog topped with shredded beef sirloin, sautéed onions and cheese whiz. The Philly Cheesesteak Dog will be available at the Extreme Loaded Dogs locations on field, loge and reserve levels.

Logo baseballs, fan hands and mini bats are 1 for $6, 2 for $11 or 3 for $15 this homestand only at Dodger Stadium merchandise locations.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance Monday will receive a Maury Wills bobblehead presented by New Balance. Wills will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Former "The Voice" contestant and current star of "Phantom of the Opera" at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre Chris Mann will perform the national anthem. Dodger alumnus Matt Luke 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 retired U.S. Air Force Major General Marvin Barry.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 281 youth from Fedde Middle School in Hawaiian Gardens and the International Center for Education and Sports After-School Programs in Long Beach 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.

Monday, July 6

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.

Phillies batting practice

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

Pregame ceremonies

6:50 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers take on the Phillies at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. World-famous dog trainer Cesar Millan will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Millan will be joined by one of his dogs named Junior. Dodger alumnus Al Ferrara will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps E5 Sergeant Alexander Esquer.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 335 youth from the Compton Baseball Academy Team 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.

Tuesday, July 7

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.

Phillies batting practice

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

Pregame ceremonies

6:50 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers take on the Phillies at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Hello Kitty Plush presented by Time Warner Cable (image attached).

The Dodgers are also hosting their annual Japan Night. The Nisei Week Court will be on hand and a Taiko Drum performance by LA Matsuri Taiko will take place pregame. Hello Kitty will participate in photo sessions in the right-field plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hello Kitty will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Keiko Takeshita will perform both the national anthem of Japan and of the United States.

Peter O'Malley, president of the Dodgers from 1970-1998, will receive "The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon" decoration from Harry H. Horinouchi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles. The pregame ceremony will mark the official presentation of the decoration, conferred by Emperor Akihito. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/Japan.

Levy Restaurants will offer the Nihon Teriyaki Dog for Japan Night. This quarter pound all-beef Super Dodger Dog is dipped in teriyaki sauce, served on sweet Hawaiian bread and topped with a pineapple, cilantro and diced tomato salsa. The Nihon Teriyaki Dog will be available at the Extreme Loaded Dogs locations on field, loge and reserve levels only on Japan Night.

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

The Military Heroes of the Game are U.S. Army E4 Richard Krykrew, U.S. Navy E4 Benjamin Robles, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Mayo Westbrooks and U.S. Marine Corps Corporal E4 Marlowe Dickerson.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 206 youth from A Place Called Home in South L.A., Hawthorne Teen Center, Los Angeles School Police Department Explorers Program, and SPIRIT Family Services in El Monte 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.

Wednesday, July 8

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.

Phillies batting practice

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

Pregame ceremonies

6:50 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers conclude their series against the Phillies on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. Singer and songwriter Blair Perkins will perform the national anthem. Actress Judy Greer, star of "Jurassic World" and FX Networks' "Married," will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Dodger alumnus Dennis Powell will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant E6 Bert Brescher.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 339 youth from USC TRiO Upward Bound Math & Science, Create in the Lab in Crenshaw, Harold Robinson Foundation, and L.A. County Sheriffs Youth Foundation Century Youth Activity League 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.

Thursday, July 9

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.

Phillies batting practice

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

Pregame ceremonies

6:50 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

Tickets to games against the Phillies 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. 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 July 2015 Dodger Insider magazine and the 2015 Yearbook are available at all Dodger team stores, and can be ordered at dodgers.com/magazine.

In the July 2015 issue of Dodger Insider magazine (image attached), we connect the past to the present and the West to the East, in a special 17-page section that details the birthplaces of Dodger players great and small, state-by-state (as well as around the world). From Don Drysdale (California) to Zack Greinke (Florida) and everyone up, down and in between, it is a rich, diverse geographic history of an indispensable American team.

"A Nation of Dodgers" is one of more than two dozen features in this month's issue of the official team magazine, including stories on how catchers Yasmani Grandal and A.J. Ellis conquer baseball's most painful position and the mystery behind the missing ball from Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series home run. And, you won't want to miss Vin Scully talking about his favorite photo at Dodger Stadium.

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 year 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 July 2015 Dodger Insider magazine and the 2015 Yearbook are available at all Dodger team stores.

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 top 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.

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