First-Place Dodgers Take On Miami Monday Through Thursday

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers begin their second homestand of the season with a four-game series against the Miami Marlins Monday, April 25 (RHP Wei-Yin Chen vs. RHP Ross Stripling), Tuesday, April 26 (RHP Tom Koehler vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw), Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28. All contests against Miami 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. Tickets for games Monday through Thursday are available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

The Dodgers announced today a ticket sale for this weekend only starting now. Fans can purchase tickets for the Saturday, April 30 game against San Diego starting at $10, a savings of at least 50 percent off all reserve level tickets. The first 40,000 fans in attendance Saturday will receive a Justin Turner Chia Pet presented by Cedars-Sinai. The Justin Turner Weekend Special ends Sunday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/10.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance Monday receive a Clayton Kershaw bobblehead presented by Security Benefit (image attached). Dodger broadcaster Rick Monday will throw the ceremonial first pitch. It is the 40th anniversary of the iconic moment on April 25, 1976 at Dodger Stadium in which Monday, then a member of the Chicago Cubs, rescued an American flag that was about to be burned on the center field grass by protestors. Monday will have the flag from this day with him for pregame ceremonies. Kevin Massey will perform the national anthem. Massey is currently starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Levy Restaurants will offer a special item available Monday through Thursday for the series against Miami at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas located on the field, loge and reserve levels. A special Miami Cuban Dog features a quarter-pound, all-beef hot dog topped with smoked ham, pulled roasted pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and pickle chips.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Andrew Kellert of Yorba Linda. Kellert served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. As a combat engineer, Kellert had the opportunity to partner with the intelligence operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. As a result of his direct contribution, he was cited for a bronze star for his development of an intelligence packet that helped to eliminate IED (Improvised Explosive Device) bomb-making cells that aided the route clearance convoys to improve their IED find and clear rate by 50 percent. He has a member of the Dodger family, as his grandfather, Frank Kellert, was a member of the 1955 Dodgers. Frank Kellert was standing in the batter's box during Game 1 of the 1955 World Series at Yankee Stadium when Jackie Robinson stole home. 

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Dodgers and the Los Angeles Police Department will honor four reserve police officers who are the 2015 Reserve Officers of the Year of their respective bureaus: Reserve Police Officer Michael Hagen, Specialized Division, Reserve Police Officer Roberto Torres, Operations-Central Bureau, Reserve Police Officer Richard Badger, Operations-Valley Bureau and Reserve Police Officer Michael Seitz, Operations-South Bureau.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring 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 Monday include a Dave Roberts autographed jersey, Kenta Maeda autographed baseball and Joc Pederson autographed photo. More than 25 items are up for bid and the auction ends at 8:45 p.m.

Monday, April 25

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

3:40 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

5:25 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

National anthem/ceremonial first pitch

6:57 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.

USC students, alumni and fans are invited to wear their cardinal and gold Tuesday. A ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and an exclusive co-branded USC Dodgers T-shirt (image attached) starting at $25 is available by visiting www.dodgers.com/USC.

The Victory Bell, the trophy that is awarded to the winner of the UCLA-USC football rivalry game, will be in the right-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment. As part of USC Night, Levy Restaurants will offer a Trojan Victory Pizza and drink. This specialty item will be a BBQ Chicken Pizza, only available at Tommy Lasorda Trattoria. Additionally, the Trojan Victory Drink will be a Vodka-based beverage. This beverage is available at the #ITFDB and Blue Heaven on Earth bars at the field-entrance plaza.

The Military Hero of the Game is Col. Fred G. Kennedy III, who serves as the Senior Materiel Leader, Space Production Division, Remote Sensing Systems Directorate, of the Space and Missile Systems Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. He is responsible for a $12 billion portfolio of spacecraft that includes four Space-Based Infrared System missile-warning satellites, the last Defense Meteorological Support Program satellite, a next-generation Wide Field-of-View on-orbit demonstrator and multiple hosted warning and weather payloads. Kennedy is an AFROTC Distinguished Graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received both his bachelor and master of science degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics. After entering into active duty, Kennedy was assigned to the Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M., and was selected as an Air Force intern, serving in three offices in the Pentagon.

LADF will play host to one of its education grantees, THINK Together. Thirty students and chaperones will be on hand for batting practice, will watch the game from a Dodger Stadium suite and will receive gift bags all courtesy of Andre Ethier.

Tuesday, April 26

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

3:40 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

5:25 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

National anthem/ceremonial first pitch

6:57 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The first 40,000 fans in attendance Wednesday will receive a fleece blanket presented by LG and the Dodgers take on the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. All auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. Recording artist and saxophonist Michael Lington will perform the national anthem.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Retired Technical Sergeant Thomas Baker of Simi Valley. He has served as an E4, Petty Officer 3rd Class for the United States Coast Guard, an E6, Petty Officer 1st Class for the U.S. Navy and an E6 Technical Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force. Baker served in Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia from 1988 to 1995 as part of the Coast Guard's Communications department. His long service also included working as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Analyst of Operations for the Nobel Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom in Fort Worth, TX, from 2000-2007. Baker is currently a film, TV and stage actor, business owner and member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for both communications and weather. His awards include a Southwest Asia Medal, Coast Guard Unit Commendation and Navy Achievement Medal.

As part of its focus on education and literacy, LADF will recognize the 2016 Roy amd Roxie Campanella scholarship recipients from California State University Northridge's (CUSN) College of Health and Human Development, Department of Physical Therapy. Joni Campanella Roan, the daughter of Dodger great Roy Campanella, will also be recognized. The Roy and Roxie Campanella Scholarship program provides financial assistance to physical therapist students with outstanding clinical potential as they proceed through the physical therapy program. For more than 20 years, the Campanella family has supported physical therapy scholarships at CSUN, providing financial support to 30 students. In 2014, LADF expanded on Campanella's legacy by committing to the growth from 10 scholars in 2016 to 25 by 2017.

Wednesday, April 27

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

3:40 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

5:25 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

National anthem/ceremonial first pitch

6:57 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

The Dodgers take on the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Thursday. All auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. As part of UCLA Night, UCLA alumna and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Lisa Fernandez will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group artist and writer Brett Young will perform the national anthem. Sam Padillo of ABC's "Nashville" will throw an honorary first pitch. DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

UCLA students, alumni and fans are invited to wear their blue and gold Thursday. A special ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and an exclusive co-branded UCLA Dodger T-shirt (image attached) starting at $25 is available by visiting www.dodgers.com/UCLA. As part of UCLA Night, Levy Restaurants will offer a Bruin Bear Pizza and drink. This specialty item will be a Sausage Pizza, only available at Tommy Lasorda Trattoria. Additionally, the Bruin Bear Drink will be a Blue Frozen cocktail topped with gold cotton candy. This beverage is available at the #ITFDB and Blue Heaven on Earth bars at the field entrance plaza.

Thursday, April 28

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

3:40 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

5:25 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

National anthem/ceremonial first pitch

6:57 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

Dodger fans can look forward to one more promotional date in April. The final promotional night in April will be Saturday, April 30 (6:10 p.m. vs. San Diego) and fans will receive a Justin Turner Chia Pet presented by Cedars-Sinai. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling 866-DODGERS.

SportsNetLA telecasts all games. iHeartMedia Los Angeles and the Dodgers broadcast all games on AM 570 LA Sports. All Dodger games in Spanish are broadcast on Univision 1020 KTNQ. AM 570 LA Sports will be broadcasting live Monday in the left-field plaza with Petros and Money.

Uber is now the preferred ride of the Dodgers. With Uber, fans can get dropped off at any of the five entry gates during pregame. Once the game is over, fans can head to the dedicated Uber Zone in Lot 12 to meet their driver and be on their way in no time.

The Dodger Stadium Express offers two express services to Dodger Stadium: the Dodger Stadium Express Union Station and the Dodger Stadium Express South Bay. Dodger Stadium Express Union Station and Dodger Stadium Express South Bay services are free of charge with a Dodger game-day ticket. Dodger Stadium Express Union Station service will be provided every 10 minutes starting 90 minutes prior to the start of the game and runs approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game. Complete details on the Dodger Stadium Express services, route information and helpful tips from METRO can be found by visiting www.Metro.net/dodgers or by calling 323.GO.METRO.

Fans that choose to drive to Dodger Stadium are encouraged to participate in the Pre-Paid Parking Program presented by Jiffy Lube® by purchasing their parking in advance. Advance parking prices are $10 and parking at the gate is $20. To purchase your parking in advance, visit www.dodgers.com/parking.

The 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook is on sale at all Dodger team stores and at www.dodgers.com/yearbook. This unique, 180-page publication offers a special 27-page tribute to the 10th anniversary of Clayton Kershaw signing with the Dodgers, a salute to Hall of Famer Vin Scully as he enters his 67th year behind the mic, a full preview of the 2016 season and much more.

The second 2016 issue of the new Dodger Insider magazine, featuring Justin Turner on the cover (image attached), will be available at Dodger Stadium. Beginning this year, the Dodgers merged their previously separate Playbill and Dodger Insider magazines into one publication (at least 80 pages per issue) with a new edition available each homestand and one in October, 13 issues total. It will be distributed at auto gates (one per vehicle) and via Fan Services for those who use alternate transportation. Fans who do attend games regularly, but still wish to subscribe can do so at www.dodgers.com/magazine. Dodger Insider magazine includes news, features, analysis, photos, games, stadium information and more.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has launched a number of new and continued fundraisers for the 2016 season, giving fans an opportunity to support programs that benefit children and families in Los Angeles. For the first time ever in-stadium merchandise stores (Top of The Park and Left Field Stores) will carry a 47 Brand LADF Logo Tee. Fans can also contribute by donating their RV, truck, motorcycle or cars by visiting www.dodgers.com/VehicleDonation. Ribbon-board messages will be available for all home games for a $75 donation. Registration for the New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K and 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by Gazillion Bubbles, to take place on Sunday, October 2 at Dodger Stadium is now live at www.dodgers.com/RUN. For more information on camp, all LADF programs and fundraising activity and to subscribe to the newsletter please visit www.dodgers.com/LADF and follow LADF on social media: Twitter (@DodgersFdn), Instagram (@dodgersfoundation) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/LosAngelesDodgersFoundation).

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.