First-Place Dodgers Conclude 12th Homestand with Series Against Arizona Tomorrow

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' 12th homestand of the season concludes with a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow, September 21 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Jhoulys Chacin vs. LHP Brett Anderson), Tuesday, September 22 at 7:10 p.m. (LHP Robbie Ray vs. LHP Alex Wood), Wednesday, September 23 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Chase Anderson vs. RHP Zack Greinke) and Thursday, September 24 at 12:10 p.m. (LHP Patrick Corbin vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw). Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Auto gates open at 9:40 a.m. and stadium gates open at 10:10 a.m. Thursday. Tickets to games against the Diamondbacks can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance tomorrow will receive a Sleeved Blanket presented by your SoCal Honda dealers (image attached). Marcia Gay Harden will throw the ceremonial first pitch and Raza Jaffrey will sing the national anthem. Harden and Jaffrey both star in CBS' "Code Black."

Dodger alum Derrel Thomas 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 Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Dave Bennett and U.S. Navy Petty Officer Homero Carrillo.

Tomorrow, September 21

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Auto gates

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers take on Arizona at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by actor Alan Thicke. Dodger alum Dennis Powell will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure founder Ed Randall will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure, a charity dedicated to saving lives by increasing awareness of prostate cancer and the life-saving value of early detection, is supported by Steve Garvey.

The Dodgers will pay tribute to 76 employees with 25 or more years of service in pregame ceremonies. Headlining the list of those to be recognized are Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda (66 seasons) and Vin Scully (66 seasons), and Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe (58 seasons), Spanish-language Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín (57 seasons), Dodger broadcaster Manny Mota (46 years), 1965 World Series hero "Sweet" Lou Johnson (34 years), Dodger alum Ron Cey (31 seasons), Dodger broadcaster Rick Monday (30 seasons) and organist Nancy Bea Hefley (28 seasons).

Others with 40 or more years of service include Security Assistant Manager Edward Gonzales (52), Stand Captain Robert Natelborg (49), Ticket Taker Miguel Yanez (46), Batting Practice Pitcher Peter Bonfils (45), Usher James Harvey (45), Ticket Taker captain Eduardo Becerril (45), Vice President of Ticket Operations Billy Hunter (44) and usher Howard Levine (43).

The list of those to be celebrated includes: Usher Captain Richard Angona (40), Area Scout Henry Jones (40), Stand Captain Bruce Dinowitz (39), Stand Associate Marcia Natelborg (38), Gate Captain Errol Coffey (38), Usher Andrea Garcia (38), Usher Captain Mario Villegas, Jr. (38), Stand Associate Susan Meser (37), International Scout Mike Brito (37), Security Officer Gil Garciacano (37), Usher Captain Anthony Lopez (37), Special Advisor Amateur Scouting Gib Bodet (36), Visiting Clubhouse Manager Jerry Turner (36), Manager of Transportation Arn Douglass (36), Ticket Taker Juan Franco (35), Press Room Operator Robert Allen (35), Press Room Operator James Mims (35), Security Officer Fernando Sierra (35), Usher M.J. Babyak (34), Security Officer Richard Montano (34), Security Officer Louie Ocampo (34), Utility Maintenance Kevin Waters (33), Minor League Team Manager John Shoemaker (33), Gardener Petronilo Serna (33), Security Officer Juan Prada (33), Security Officer Eddie Alcala (33), Area Scout Bobby Darwin (33), Ticket Seller Roy Tyler (32), Stand Captain David Richard (32), Receptionist Dolores Buonauro (32), Senior Vice President and General Counsel Sam Fernandez (31), Gate Captain Valerie Jones (31), Security Officer Pedro Reynoso (31), Usher Vickie Gutierrez (31), Dodger Clubhouse Manager Mitch Poole (30), Security Officer Gary Hedman (30), Assistant Stand Captain Jaime Moreno (30), Ticket Taker Rosendo Alvarez (29), DodgerVision Crew Shane Shanahan (29), Usher Maria Ramirez (28), Stand Captain Patrick Cochran (28), Stand Associate Rosemary Cochran (28), Stand Associate Adriana Kano (28), Front Office George Barajas (28), Ticket Seller Sharon McCabe (27), Stand Captain Marina Goungo (27), International Scout Camilo Pascual (27), Security Officer Anthony Adams (27), Security Officer Manuel Guantez (27), Grounds Crew Frank Torres (27), Usher Captain James Terminel (27), Usher Anna McClure (26), Stand Captain Mark McCool (26), Stand Associate Laurie Vasquez (26), Baseball Operations Artie Harris (25), Security Assistant Manager Gus Shirley (25), Gate Captain James Gillespie (25), Usher Leticia Monroy (25).      

The Dodgers will play host to their first annual Running Night. Fans can purchase a special event ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and a Dodger Stadium Running Club T-shirt by visiting www.dodgers.com/running. In order to receive the commemorative item, fans must purchase the ticket package through the web site. The commemorative item is available while supplies last.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Guillermo Martines.

Tuesday, September 22

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Auto gates

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. 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 Vin Scully bobblehead presented by Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Southern California. Todd and Kevin Scully will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Dodger alum Billy Ashley 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 Alex Thomson.

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

Wednesday, September 23

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

4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Auto gates

4:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:10 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:45 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers conclude their 12th homestand of the season and their series against the Diamondbacks Thursday at 12:10 p.m. Auto gates open at 9:40 a.m. and stadium gates open at 10:10 a.m. Dodger alum Matt Luke will sign autographs in the left-field plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Jazz trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform the national anthem. The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Alex Thomson.

Thursday, September 24

Media gates

7:10 a.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

8:10 a.m.

Mattingly media session

9:05 a.m. (approximately)

Auto gates

9:40 a.m.

Stadium gates

10:10 a.m.

Pregame ceremonies

12:00 p.m.

Game time

12:10 p.m.

Tickets to games against Arizona can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that their first two potential home games for the Division Series and their first potential home game for the League Championship Series are sold out. A public on sale continues at www.dodgers.com. A limited number of tickets remain for a potential Division Series Game 5 (Home game 3) and potential League Championship Series Games 2, 5 or 6/7 (Home games 2 or 3/4) at Dodger Stadium.

Should the Dodgers win the National League West and have the best or second-best record of the three division winners, they would open postseason play at home on Friday, October 9. Game 2 would be Saturday, October 10 and Game 5 (if necessary) on Thursday, October 15. If Los Angeles finishes the regular season with the worst record of the division winners, it would host Game 3 on Monday, October 12 and Game 4, if necessary, on Tuesday, October 13.

The National League Championship Series begins on Saturday, October 17. If the Dodgers advance and have a better regular-season record than their NLCS opponent or play the Wild Card team, they would host Game 1 on Saturday, October 17 and Game 2 Sunday, October 18 at Dodger Stadium and return home Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 for Games 6 and 7 (if necessary). If Los Angeles is a lower seed than its NLCS opponent, it would host Game 3 on Tuesday, October 20, Game 4 on Wednesday, October 21 and, if necessary, Game 5 on Tuesday, October 22.

For all postseason games, tickets are not purchased for a specific date, but for a corresponding home game in each postseason round. Times of the games will be announced at a later date and refunds will be issued for all games that are not played. The Dodgers' postseason schedule can be viewed online at www.dodgers.com/postseason.

Parking prices for the Division Series will be $15 in advance and $25 at the gate for general parking. League Championship Series parking is $20 in advance and $35 at the gate for general parking. Parking can be purchased in advance at www.dodgers.com/parking.

Season seat holders are guaranteed the right to purchase all postseason tickets prior to the public sale. Fans interested in season ticket holder benefits can join the 2016 season ticket 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.

The September issue of Dodger Insider magazine is on sale now with Clayton Kershaw on the cover, headlining a 13-page photo essay offering a dynamic look at Kershaw's dedication to the game. September also features a package of stories including a feature on top relievers (and good friends) Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell, as well as a 100-year history of the Dodger relief corps.

Each issue of Dodger Insider magazine offers more than two dozen stories, plus all the usual great photos, games, tidbits 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. Wednesday's game will also be televised on ESPN.

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.