Dodgers Begin Interleague Homestand Against Oakland and Anaheim

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' ninth homestand of the season begins with a two-game interleague series against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29. Interleague play continues against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2. Tickets for games against Oakland and Anaheim can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

Contests tomorrow and Wednesday against Oakland 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. Friday's game against the Angels begins at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 5:10 p.m. Saturday's game starts at 1:05 p.m. with auto gates opening at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m. and Sunday's game is set for 1:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m.

It is Clippers night at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. Fans that purchased a ticket package that included a ticket to the game tomorrow will receive a co-branded Dodger and Clipper T-shirt (image attached). This limited T-shirt features the Clippers' new logo. A limited number of ticket packages are still available. Fans interested in receiving the co-branded T-shirt can buy tickets by visiting www.dodgers.com/Clippers.

As part of Clippers night, 10-time NBA All-Star, four-time All-NBA team selection and 2008 NBA Finals MVP Paul Pierce, recently signed by the Clippers, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Members of the Clippers' Spirit Dance team will be in the right-field plaza beginning at 5:10 p.m. where DJ Adam will also provide entertainment. Levy Restaurants will offer an exclusive Clipper Nation drink that can be purchased at the right-field plaza bar and features half-red and half-blue frozen Margarita in a Dodger Cup. Dodger alumnus Al Ferrara will sign autographs 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 Sergeant Eric Reyes of Riverside.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 363 youth from Vaughn Charter High School in Pacoima, Oak Street Elementary in Inglewood, Migrant Education Program in Coachella Valley, Rivera Baseball Association in Pico Rivera, and Aztecs Rising in Los Angeles 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 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

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Oakland 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 Oakland at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. 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 Yasiel Puig bobblehead presented by Jack in the Box (image attached). Puig's mother, Maritza, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Jack of Jack in the Box will also be on hand to throw a first pitch. Dodger alumnus Tim Leary will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Beach Volleyball Olympians April Ross, a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, and Sean Rosenthal, a two-time Olympian, will throw a first pitch ahead of the 56th Annual Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Manhattan Beach Open. Both Ross and Rosenthal represent their teams as defending champions of the prestigious tournament which will be held again August 13-16 on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more on Ross, Rosenthal and the AVP Tour, visit www.AVP.com.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Sergeant Joseph A. Quintos.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 306 youth from International Center for Education and Sports After School Programs in Long Beach, A Place Called Home, and New Life in Christ 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.

Wednesday, July 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

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Oakland batting practice

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

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers begin their series against the Angels Friday at 7:10 p.m. Friday. All auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and all 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. Friday's show will be set to music of the 1980s. 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.

Actor Shemar Moore will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Dodger alumnus Lee Lacy will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Military Heroes of the Game are U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Rodriguez of Los Angeles and U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Joseph Henneman of Toledo, Ohio.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 420 youth from San Fernando High School, New Directions for Youth in North Hollywood, United Rescue Mission in Downtown L.A., and Pacoima Beautiful 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 Zack Greinke autographed photo, Howie Kendrick autographed baseball and Joc Pederson autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 8:45 p.m.

Friday, July 31

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.

Angels 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 Anaheim at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. Auto gates open at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates open at 11:10 a.m. Actor Frank Grillo will throw the ceremonial first pitch. DJ Adam will provide entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza, DJ Anthony Valdez will provide music in the left-field reserve plaza and a classic rock band will play in the right-field reserve plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dodger alumnus Billy Ashley will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Military Heroes of the Game are U.S. Army National Guard Warrant Officer Kyle Brantner of Camarillo and U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Brian Huff of Los Angeles.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 318 youth from Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, School for the Visual Arts and Humanities in Los Angeles, Operation Progress, and Camino Nuevo Charter Academy 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.

Saturday, August 1

Media gates

8:10 a.m.

Auto gates

10:40 a.m.

Stadium gates

11:10 a.m.

Pregame ceremonies

12:50 p.m.

Game time

1:05 p.m.

 The Dodgers conclude their interleague series against the Angels at 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Auto gates open at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates open at 11:10 a.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cap presented by Security Benefit (image attached). Caroline Wozniacki, professional tennis player, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Cruel Intentions the musical singers will perform the national anthem. Dodger alumnus Mickey Hatcher will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The first-ever Dodger Wives Mystery Bag fundraising event benefiting the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), will take place when stadium gates open at 11:10 a.m. For a $40 cash donation, fans will get to pick a mystery bag containing an autographed baseball from one of more than 20 Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Several Dodger wives along with LADF staff will be working the sales booths located at the left-field plaza, right-field plaza and the club level by the Vin Scully press box. There are more than 1,400 mystery bags available with baseballs featuring signatures from Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson, Kiké Hernandez, Mark McGwire, Davey Lopes and Steve Yeager, just to name a few.

Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable will take place at the historic 76 station starting at 11:10 a.m. Dodger alumnus and broadcaster Manny Mota will sign autographs for fans from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided with BB Bronx and Sinverguenza.

As part of Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers program, families from Centro Latino for Literacy will attend Sunday's game courtesy of Gonzalez and wife Betsy. Centro Latino for Literacy serves the Los Angeles community from three different locations in Los Angeles where they provide Pre-ESL literacy skills including basic math, grammar, and financial literacy to non-literate youth and adults ranging in age from 16 to 88. Mari Riddle, president and CEO of Centro Latino for Literacy, will receive the community hero award at Viva Los Dodgers.

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.

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. For more information on Viva Los Dodgers, please visit www.dodgers.com/viva and www.losdodgers.com/viva.

The Military Heroes of the Game are U.S. Army E-7 Nicholas Cottrill and U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Pastor McGill.

Sunday and for most Sunday home games, children 14 and under can run around the same bases for Kids Run the Bases presented by New Balance. Youngsters can enter through center field following the game.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball presented by Nike, 481 youth from Evergreen Elementary School in Whittier, El Sereno Stallions, and Cesar Chavez High School in San Fernando 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, Yasiel Puig autographed baseball and Clayton Kershaw autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 2:45 p.m.

Sunday, August 2

Media gates

8:10 a.m.

Auto gates

10:40 a.m.

Viva Los Dodgers at the 76 station

11:10 a.m.

Stadium gates

11:10 a.m.

Pregame ceremonies

12:55 p.m.

Game time

1:10 p.m.

Tickets to games against Oakland and Anaheim 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.

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 (on sale through Friday), 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, "A Nation of Dodgers" presents a rich, diverse geographic history of an indispensable American team. The issue also features a special collectible cover pairing Drysdale and Greinke, foreshadowing the month in which Greinke challenged Drysdale and Orel Hershiser with the third-longest scoreless inning streak in Dodger history.

After making the NL All-Star team in his first year as a Dodger, Yasmani Grandal graces the cover of the August 2015 issue of Dodger Insider magazine, on sale beginning Saturday. Dodger Insider's biggest issue of the season to date also features an in-depth examination of Yasiel Puig and his effort to conquer baseball adversity, two years after making a smash big-league debut at age 22. Other features include an appreciation of Rick Honeycutt's 10 years as Dodger pitching coach, an analytical look at the Dodgers' use of batter-pitcher histories and more.

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.

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 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. Tomorrow's game will also be televised 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.