Dodgers Take On St. Louis Tomorrow Through Sunday

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers continue their third homestand of the season with a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow, May 13 (RHP Michael Wacha vs. RHP Ross Stripling), Saturday, May 14 (RHP Carlos Martinez vs. LHP Scott Kazmir) and Sunday, May 15 (RHP Mike Leake vs. LHP Alex Wood). Tomorrow's contest against St. Louis takes place 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 time is 6:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 3:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 4:10 p.m. The final game of the series against the Cardinals Sunday takes place at 5:05 p.m. with auto gates opening at 2:45 p.m. and stadium gates at 3:05 p.m. Tickets for games tomorrow through Sunday are available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.

For the series against the Cardinals, Levy Restaurants will offer the St. Louis BBQ Dog at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas located on the field, loge and reserve levels. The BBQ Dog features a quarter-pound, all-beef hot dog topped with smoked beef brisket, tangy BBQ sauce and crispy onions. A BBQ cheeseburger will also be available Friday and Saturday. The Angus beef BBQ cheeseburger will be offered at the Bud and Burgers food truck in the left-field pavilion. Sunday, the food truck will be located at Viva Los Dodgers at the 76 station.  

MLB's Honorary Bat Girl contest recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl for the Dodgers is Melissa Stockhoff of Houston, TX who will throw the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow. Scott Kazmir served as a guest judge and helped select Melissa. In September 2015, a surgical biopsy revealed that Melissa, 34 years old and a mother of three (Noah, 7; Clare, 5; Abe, 1) had breast cancer. Melissa had a diagnosis of Stage 3c breast cancer, which had developed in her breast and spread aggressively to the lymph nodes under her arm. Because of the aggressiveness of the cancer, the oncologist recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that involved several months of chemotherapy, further surgery, radiation, five to 10 years of hormone therapy and ultimately a double mastectomy. Melissa finished her final infusion of chemotherapy in March and she continues her fight against cancer. Melissa will celebrate her nine-year wedding anniversary in June and the Dodgers hold a special place in her heart, as her and her husband, Andrew, attended a Dodger game on their honeymoon. Andrew Stockhoff served five years in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to Afghanistan.

Brooke Adams, dubb Records recording artist, will perform the national anthem. DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza and a face painter and balloon artist will be in the left-field plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fans are invited onto the field for Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's immediately following tomorrow's game. Tomorrow's show will be set to Stevie Wonder's greatest hits in celebration of his birthday. 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.

National Physical Fitness and Sports month will be celebrated at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. A special ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and an exclusive Dodgers' Shaker Cup is available by visiting www.dodgers.com/fitness. A chicken verde sandwich will be offered by Levy Restaurants as part of this event.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 400 youth from Wisdom Elementary in South Los Angeles and City Year from five Los Angeles area locations will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area underserved youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Captain Jason Barlaan of Pasadena. Barlaan enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008 and Operations Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010 where he received his second Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal. Barlaan now spends his free time volunteering as a Big Brother in Pasadena, recently married his college sweetheart Cheryl and the couple has a four-month-old son Isaiah.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items for auction tomorrow include an Adrian Gonzalez autographed jersey, Kenley Jansen autographed baseball and Joc Pederson autographed photo.

Tomorrow, May 13

Media gates

2:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

4:00 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.

Cardinals 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 Cardinals at 6:10 p.m. Saturday. All auto gates open at 3:40 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 4:10 p.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica stadium presented by Farmer John (image attached).

A special pregame concert will take place on top of the Dodger dugout at approximately 5:35 p.m. Seven-time GRAMMY award winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley will perform. Marley will release his sixth solo studio album on May 20 through his own Tuff Gong Worldwide label. He will also throw the ceremonial first pitch Saturday.

DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza, airbrush face painting will be offered in the left-field plaza, DJ Anthony Valdez will provide music in the right-field reserve and the Bear Bass band will provide musical entertainment in the left-field reserve from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will celebrate the inaugural 'PLAY BALL WEEKEND,' a league-wide effort by MLB and all 30 Clubs to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball. The initiative officially launches Saturday and Sunday in ballparks around the League. PLAY BALL WEEKEND is an extension of the PLAY BALL initiative (PlayBall.org), which launched in 2015 as the sport's largest effort to encourage widespread participation in both formal and casual baseball and softball activities. PLAY BALL WEEKEND also is a symbolic recognition of what MLB Clubs do year-round to support the growth of youth baseball and softball in their respective communities and beyond. All 30 Clubs will feature a variety of customized and unique ballpark elements in support of PLAY BALL WEEKEND. Additionally, Clubs will collectively distribute more than 320,000 plastic bat & ball sets throughout the United States and Canada, both in ballparks and at community events. Additionally, Major League players, coaches and managers all will wear specially made PLAY BALL t-shirts during batting practice and PLAY BALL patches on their uniforms during the weekend's games. PLAY BALL is a joint initiative between MLB and USA Baseball. In addition to encouraging participation in both formal and casual baseball activities, PLAY BALL aims to give kids the opportunity to enjoy the game in a fun environment by highlighting the many ways baseball can be played and providing memorable experiences; introduce young people to the sport who otherwise may not have the chance to experience it; and offer a healthy and active lifestyle options where many of those opportunities are being offered less frequently. PlayBall.org is the PLAY BALL initiative's online home and is accessible via MLB.com, USABaseball.com and other partner websites. 

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 350 youngsters from Somerset High School in Bellflower, Glen Alta Elementary School in Montecito Heights and Compton Little League will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area underserved youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Navy Lieutenant Rod Hernandez of Los Angeles. His first duty assignment was with VFA-27 in Atsugi, Japan, where he served onboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He also served with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Pearl Harbor, HI, the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, FL and the Navy Expeditionary Warfare Development Center in Coronado. He has deployed numerous times throughout the Pacific, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Saturday, May 14

Media gates

1:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

2:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

3:00 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Auto gates

3:40 p.m.

Stadium gates

4:10 p.m.

Cardinals batting practice

4:25 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

National anthem/ceremonial first pitch

5:57 p.m.

Game time

6:10 p.m.

The Dodgers conclude the series against the Cardinals at 5:05 p.m. Sunday. The first 15,000 ticketed kids 14 and under in attendance will receive kids batting gloves presented by Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats (image attached). Dr. Drew Pinsky, HLN TV host and host of his own daily radio show in Los Angeles on KABC, will perform the national anthem. GRAMMY award-winning musician and producer Zedd will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

All auto gates open at 2:45 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 3:05 p.m. Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable, takes place at 3:05 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Casa De Calacas and Ballet Folklorico Resurrection. Dodger alumni Manny Mota and Dennis Powell will sign autographs for fans.

As part of Adrian Gonzalez's Viva Los Dodgers program, families from Para Los Niños will attend Sunday's game courtesy of Gonzalez and wife Betsy. Para Los Niños' mission is to empower children to break the cycle of poverty though community services, early education, community charter schools, student and family programs and youth workforce services. The Gonzalez family plays host to 72 fans per Sunday home game (18 families of four) and provides them with All-You-Can-Eat right-field pavilion tickets and one parking pass per each group of four throughout the season. The Dodgers will also present a Community Hero Award to Dr. Angela Capone, Para Los Niños vice president of early education.

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. The event is free with a game-day ticket. All Dodger fans are welcome. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/viva and www.losdodgers.com/viva.

The Manhattan Beach Little League will be Sunday's featured Little League team as part of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and will be hosted by Adrian Gonzalez. The youngsters will be on hand for batting practice and will receive first base instruction from Gonzalez. More than 7,000 boys and girls from various Little Leagues will participate in a pregame parade around the warning track. Teams are invited to parade the field prior to the game in uniform. The Dodgers will play host to one more parade this season Sunday, June 5. More details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/teamdays.

As part of PLAY BALL WEEKEND, All 8 Dodgers RBI partner All 8 Dodgers RBI partner organizations, each represented by an administrator and current player will be recognized on the field during pregame ceremonies. City of Inglewood Department of Parks, Recreation and Library Services, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation East and South Agency, Hollywood Indies Little League, Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton and Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice will partake. Dodgers RBI players will officially begin the game with "It's time for Dodger baseball!" A Dodgers RBI player will also participate in the managers' lineup exchange.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 400 youth from Crenshaw High School, Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy in Huntington Park, Alexander Fleming Middle School in Lomita and Walnut Park Middle School will be in attendance. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area underserved youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Navy Fire Controlman Lauren Bruner of Torrance. Bruner was 21 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Bruner and his crew were the last to leave the USS Arizona narrowly escaping the USS Arizona in what military historians consider the USS Arizona's greatest escape. Bruner was wounded by machine gun rounds from an enemy Kate Bomber that flew over the ship and spent seven months in Navy hospitals with burns to over 73 percent of his body. He rejoined the fight and served on the Destroyer USS Coghlan in eight Navy battles earning the ship and crew eight Battle Stars. At 95, Bruner has recently founded his own non-profit foundation, Dream Gift to America, to bring honor to crew members of the USS Arizona by maintaining the Arizona Memorial for future generations.

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 for auction Sunday include a Clayton Kershaw autographed jersey, Justin Turner autographed baseball and Yasmani Grandal autographed photo.

Sunday, May 15

Media gates

12:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

1:10 p.m.

Roberts media session

2:00 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Auto gates

2:45 p.m.

Stadium gates

3:05 p.m.

Cardinals batting practice

3:25 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

National anthem/ceremonial first pitch

4:57 p.m.

Game time

5:05 p.m.

Fans can help save lives by signing up May 14-17 to donate blood during the American Red Cross's 18th Annual Angels/Dodgers Blood Drive on June 11. From the start of the game through the sixth inning, fans can sign up on the top deck, reserve and loge sections. To schedule an appointment, donors can go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: HOMERUN or call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (800-733-2767). All presenting donors will receive a voucher, good for two tickets to a designated Dodger or Angel home game.

Dodger fans can look forward to two more promotional dates in May: Welcome Mat presented by Farmer John (May 17) and Neck Pillow presented by Emirates (May 23). 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. Sunday's game will be televised on ESPN as part of Sunday Night Baseball.

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 broadcaster Vin Scully and much more.

The third 2016 issue of the new Dodger Insider magazine, featuring Kenta Maeda 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 plus one in October, 13 issues total. It is 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 magazine is the print companion to the official team blog of the same name, which can be found at www.dodgers.com/insider.

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) 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 are 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 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.