09/12/2012 1:11 PM EST
Dodgers Announce Preliminary 2013 Schedule
Season will open at home on Monday, April 1 vs. San Francisco and features home dates against the Yankees and Red Sox
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their preliminary schedule for the 2013 regular season. The team will open the season at home with Opening Day slated for Monday, April 1 against the San Francisco Giants.
In addition to the first three games of the season, San Francisco will visit Los Angeles from June 24-26 and Sept. 12-15. The Dodgers conclude the regular season at home against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The Dodgers' 2013 home slate once again reignites the historic Dodgers-Yankees rivalry as New York will visit Dodger Stadium just prior to the 2013 trade deadline on July 30 and 31. This will mark the Yankees' third trip to Dodger Stadium since Interleague Play began in 1997.
For the first time, Interleague Play will be spread throughout the regular season and several other notable American League teams will visit Los Angeles during the 81-game schedule, including the Boston Red Sox from Friday, Aug. 23-Sunday Aug. 25, the Angels on Memorial Day May 27 and May 28 and the Tampa Bay Rays from Friday, Aug. 9-Sunday, Aug. 11. The Yankees played at Dodger Stadium in 2004 and 2010, the Red Sox made their only trip in 2002 and the Rays have never been to Chavez Ravine.
For their road Interleague dates in 2013, the Dodgers will travel to Camden Yards (April 19-21), Angel Stadium (May 29-30), Yankee Stadium (June 18-19) and the Rogers Centre in Toronto (July 22-24). This season will mark the Dodgers' first game in the Bronx since winning Game 6 of the 1981 World Series at Yankee Stadium on October 28, 1981. The two-game series will also be the first-ever regular season matchup between the Dodgers and Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
The Dodgers will play at home on Jackie Robinson Day (Monday, April 15 vs. SD), Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12 vs. MIA) and Memorial Day (Monday, May 27 vs. LAA).
The Dodgers' entire 2013 preliminary schedule can be found at www.dodgers.com, with an official schedule, game times and a full slate of promotional items to be announced after the conclusion of the 2012 season.
The Dodgers are currently accepting deposits for 2013 season tickets. For more information, visit www.dodgers.com/seasontickets or call (323) 224-1365.
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