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Dodgers reinstate Hyun-Jin Ryu

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 60-day disabled list, placed right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling on the 10-day disabled list with low back inflammation (retroactive to August 12) and transferred left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Ryu, who missed 90 games due to a left groin strain, is slated to make his seventh start of the season tonight against the Giants in the series finale. The 31-year-old South Korea native was impressive in his six starts prior to the DL stint, going 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA (7 ER/29.2 IP) and holding hitters to a .154 average. He also struck out 36 batters against just 10 walks and posted a 0.88 WHIP. 

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 60-day disabled list, placed right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling on the 10-day disabled list with low back inflammation (retroactive to August 12) and transferred left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Ryu, who missed 90 games due to a left groin strain, is slated to make his seventh start of the season tonight against the Giants in the series finale. The 31-year-old South Korea native was impressive in his six starts prior to the DL stint, going 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA (7 ER/29.2 IP) and holding hitters to a .154 average. He also struck out 36 batters against just 10 walks and posted a 0.88 WHIP. 

Stripling, 28, last pitched on August 9, where he allowed one run on four hits and struck out two batters in 6.0 innings. The Pennsylvania native has pitched in 28 games (17 starts) for Los Angeles this season, where he has gone 8-3 with a 2.62 ERA (32 ER/110 IP) while striking out 121 batters against just 17 walks. 

Cingrani, 29, has made two stints on the disabled list this season, missing a combined 68 games with left shoulder inflammation and strain. In 28 relief appearances with the Dodgers, he has recorded a 1-2 record and 4.84 ERA (12 ER/22.1 IP). 

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Dodgers reinstate Alex Wood

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Alex Wood from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher John Axford on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula. 

Wood, who missed the last nine games due to left adductor tendonitis, is slated to make his 23rd start of the season tonight against the Giants. The 27-year-old has posted a 7-6 record and 3.58 ERA (49 ER/123.1 IP) in 22 starts for Los Angeles this season. Since the All-Star Break, Wood is 2-1 with a 1.53 ERA (3 ER/17.2 IP) and has limited the opposition to a .161 average in three starts.  

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Alex Wood from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher John Axford on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula. 

Wood, who missed the last nine games due to left adductor tendonitis, is slated to make his 23rd start of the season tonight against the Giants. The 27-year-old has posted a 7-6 record and 3.58 ERA (49 ER/123.1 IP) in 22 starts for Los Angeles this season. Since the All-Star Break, Wood is 2-1 with a 1.53 ERA (3 ER/17.2 IP) and has limited the opposition to a .161 average in three starts.  

Axford, 35, has appeared in three games with Los Angeles since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays on July 31, allowing six runs over 3.1 innings (16.20 ERA) and striking out four against two walks.  

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Dodgers reinstate Erik Goeddel

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Goeddel, who missed nine games with right lat inflammation, last pitched on August 2 against the Brewers, where he allowed three runs on two hits over 1.0 inning of relief. In 30 games with Seattle and Los Angeles this season, the California native has a 3-0 record, 3.06 ERA (12 ER/35.1 IP) and has limited the opposition to a .202 average.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Goeddel, who missed nine games with right lat inflammation, last pitched on August 2 against the Brewers, where he allowed three runs on two hits over 1.0 inning of relief. In 30 games with Seattle and Los Angeles this season, the California native has a 3-0 record, 3.06 ERA (12 ER/35.1 IP) and has limited the opposition to a .202 average.

Venditte, 33, has appeared in five games with Los Angeles, allowing four runs over 4.1 innings (8.31 ERA), while striking out four against one walk.

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Dodgers to start in-seat beer service Monday

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that fans 21 years of age and older will be able to purchase beer from in-seat vendors at Dodger Stadium starting at Monday's 7:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants.

The in-seat beer vendors will be available on all levels of Dodger Stadium and will accept both cash and credit cards from fans 21 years of age and older with valid identification. Both a domestic and premium beer option will be offered.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that fans 21 years of age and older will be able to purchase beer from in-seat vendors at Dodger Stadium starting at Monday's 7:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants.

The in-seat beer vendors will be available on all levels of Dodger Stadium and will accept both cash and credit cards from fans 21 years of age and older with valid identification. Both a domestic and premium beer option will be offered.

The Dodgers are joining other professional sports teams in California in re-introducing in-seat beer service through mobile vendors following a recent modification to Dodger Stadium's liquor license by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The Dodgers continue to encourage fans to drink responsibly and participate in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver program at Dodger Stadium, a partnership with T.E.A.M. Coalition, Levy Restaurants, ACE Beverage Distributing, and Anheuser-Busch. The objective of the Budweiser Good Sport program is to create, implement, and maintain effective alcohol awareness programs and policies for Dodger Stadium. To be a Good Sport, fans pledge they are 21 years of age or older, they will provide responsible transportation for all members of their group and will not drink alcoholic beverages. Good Sport is a pledge to our guests that we intend to maintain an enjoyable fan experience and atmosphere during Dodger baseball games. Fans can sign up at any Fan Service Station, and will receive a coupon for one complimentary soft drink and be entered in a drawing to win a special on field experience as the Budweiser Good Sport designated driver of the season.

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Dodgers place Kenley Jansen on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Jansen, 30, who will be placed on the disabled list for the first time this season and for the second time in his career with an irregular heartbeat (July 29-August 25, 2011), was selected as an All-Star for the third consecutive year in 2018. In 51 appearances with the Dodgers this season, he has gone 0-3 with 32 saves and has posted a 2.15 ERA (13 ER/54.1 IP), while striking out 61 batters against 14 walks. The right-hander is currently tied with Rockies' closer Wade Davis for the National League lead in saves, while also ranking among NL relievers in opponents' OBP (.228, 5th), WHIP (0.90, 6th), strikeouts (61, T-8th), opponents' OPS (.523, 8th) and opponents' batting average (.175, 9th)

The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Jansen, 30, who will be placed on the disabled list for the first time this season and for the second time in his career with an irregular heartbeat (July 29-August 25, 2011), was selected as an All-Star for the third consecutive year in 2018. In 51 appearances with the Dodgers this season, he has gone 0-3 with 32 saves and has posted a 2.15 ERA (13 ER/54.1 IP), while striking out 61 batters against 14 walks. The right-hander is currently tied with Rockies' closer Wade Davis for the National League lead in saves, while also ranking among NL relievers in opponents' OBP (.228, 5th), WHIP (0.90, 6th), strikeouts (61, T-8th), opponents' OPS (.523, 8th) and opponents' batting average (.175, 9th)

Venditte, 33, will make his seventh stint with the big league club this season and has appeared in five games with Los Angeles allowing four runs over 4.1 innings (8.31 ERA), while striking out four against one walk. In 42 relief outings with the OKC Dodgers, the ambidextrous pitcher has gone 4-2 with four saves and has posted a 1.68 ERA (9 ER/48.1 IP), while holding the opposition to a .162 average. He has also punched out 59 batters against 14 walks, while posting a 0.85 WHIP. 

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Dodgers, Giants renew rivalry Monday-Wednesday in LA

The Dodgers return home Monday for a three-game homestand against the San Francisco Giants, who are making their final trip of the season to Los Angeles. The rivalry series kicks off a stretch where the Dodgers will play 16 of 21 games at Dodger Stadium with matchups against the Giants, Cardinals, Padres, D-backs and Mets through Sept. 5.

The Giants series includes three 7:10 p.m. games, and will be highlighted by Rich Hill Bobblehead Night presented by Security Benefit on Tuesday and Lakers Night Wednesday. Lakers guard Josh Hart is scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, and fans can purchase the Lakers Night ticket pack, which includes a Dodgers-Lakers t-shirt, at Dodgers.com/Lakers. 

The Dodgers return home Monday for a three-game homestand against the San Francisco Giants, who are making their final trip of the season to Los Angeles. The rivalry series kicks off a stretch where the Dodgers will play 16 of 21 games at Dodger Stadium with matchups against the Giants, Cardinals, Padres, D-backs and Mets through Sept. 5.

The Giants series includes three 7:10 p.m. games, and will be highlighted by Rich Hill Bobblehead Night presented by Security Benefit on Tuesday and Lakers Night Wednesday. Lakers guard Josh Hart is scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, and fans can purchase the Lakers Night ticket pack, which includes a Dodgers-Lakers t-shirt, at Dodgers.com/Lakers. 

A full list of promotions and special events for the upcoming homestand is below:

Monday, August 13, 7:10 p.m. vs. Giants

Tuesday, August 14, 7:10 p.m. vs. Giants
    Promotion: Rich Hill Bobblehead presented by Security Benefit (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance).

Wednesday, August 15, 7:10 p.m. vs. Giants
    Special Event: Lakers Night (ticket package, which includes Dodgers-Lakers three-quarter sleeve shirt available at Dodgers.com/Lakers).
o   Ceremonial First Pitch: Lakers guard Josh Hart.

Tickets, including the Dodgers' newly-launched three-game Lucky Charm Mini Plan, can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (866) DODGERS, and information on the special events calendar can be found online at dodgers.com/groups. Information on parking and public transportation options to Dodger Stadium, including the Dodger Stadium Express, can be found online at www.dodgers.com under the Dodger Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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Dodgers reinstate Ross Stripling

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Stripling, who missed the last nine games due to a right first toe inflammation, is slated to make his 17th start of the season tonight against the Rockies. The right-hander, who was selected to his first All-Star team this season, has been superb for the Dodgers this year going 8-3 with a 2.68 ERA (31 ER/104.0 IP) and striking out 119 batters against just 15 walks over 104.0 innings in 27 games (16 starts). Among pitchers with at least 15 starts, Stripling ranks among the best in the National League in ERA (9th), strikeouts per nine innings (10.35, 9th), walks per nine innings (0.91, 1st ML), strikeout-to-walk ratio (11.33, 1st ML) and WHIP (1.13, 11th).

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling from the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Stripling, who missed the last nine games due to a right first toe inflammation, is slated to make his 17th start of the season tonight against the Rockies. The right-hander, who was selected to his first All-Star team this season, has been superb for the Dodgers this year going 8-3 with a 2.68 ERA (31 ER/104.0 IP) and striking out 119 batters against just 15 walks over 104.0 innings in 27 games (16 starts). Among pitchers with at least 15 starts, Stripling ranks among the best in the National League in ERA (9th), strikeouts per nine innings (10.35, 9th), walks per nine innings (0.91, 1st ML), strikeout-to-walk ratio (11.33, 1st ML) and WHIP (1.13, 11th).

Venditte, 33, has appeared in five games with Los Angeles this season, allowing four runs over 4.1 innings (8.31 ERA), while striking out four against one walk over six stints with the big league club.

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Angels Transactions -- Aug. 5 at Cleveland

Today the Angels have made the following transactions:

RHP Deck McGuire - Recalled from Salt Lake

Today the Angels have made the following transactions:

RHP Deck McGuire - Recalled from Salt Lake

INF Luis Valbuena - Designated for Assignment

 

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Dodgers place Alex Wood on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-handed pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a left adductor tendonitis and reinstated left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup from the 10-day disabled list.

Wood, 27, started Friday night against the Astros, where he gave up just two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out four over 6.0 innings. The Charlotte, NC native has posted a 7-6 record and 3.58 ERA (49 ER/123.1 IP) in 22 starts for Los Angeles this season. This is the first time Wood has been on the disabled list this year.

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-handed pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a left adductor tendonitis and reinstated left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup from the 10-day disabled list.

Wood, 27, started Friday night against the Astros, where he gave up just two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out four over 6.0 innings. The Charlotte, NC native has posted a 7-6 record and 3.58 ERA (49 ER/123.1 IP) in 22 starts for Los Angeles this season. This is the first time Wood has been on the disabled list this year.

Rosscup, who missed 10 games with left middle finger inflammation, has made four relief appearances with Los Angeles this season, tossing a scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout. The southpaw was claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers on July 11 from the Colorado Rockies.

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Dodgers activate John Axford

The Los Angeles Dodgers today activated right-handed pitcher John Axford (#88) and placed right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel on the 10-day disabled list with right lat inflammation.

Axford, who was acquired from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline, has appeared in 45 games (one start) for the Blue Jays this season, going 4-1 with a 4.41 ERA (25 ER/51.0 IP) and has held hitters to a .234 average. Over 10 big league seasons, the 35-year-old has gone 38-34 with 144 saves and has posted a 3.78 ERA in 538 career games (one start) with the Brewers (2009-13), Cardinals (2013), Indians (2014), Pirates (2014), Rockies (2015), Athletics (2016-17) and Blue Jays (2018).

The Los Angeles Dodgers today activated right-handed pitcher John Axford (#88) and placed right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel on the 10-day disabled list with right lat inflammation.

Axford, who was acquired from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline, has appeared in 45 games (one start) for the Blue Jays this season, going 4-1 with a 4.41 ERA (25 ER/51.0 IP) and has held hitters to a .234 average. Over 10 big league seasons, the 35-year-old has gone 38-34 with 144 saves and has posted a 3.78 ERA in 538 career games (one start) with the Brewers (2009-13), Cardinals (2013), Indians (2014), Pirates (2014), Rockies (2015), Athletics (2016-17) and Blue Jays (2018).

Goeddel, 29, has a 3-0 record and has posted a 3.06 ERA (12 ER/35.1 IP) in 30 games of relief for Seattle and Los Angeles this season while limiting hitters to a .202 average and striking out 43 batters against 20 walks.

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Dodgers reinstate Justin Turner

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated third baseman Justin Turner from the 10-day disabled list and placed infielder Chase Utley on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.

Turner, 33, missed the past 10 games due to a right groin strain during his second stint on the disabled list this year. The Long Beach native has appeared in 50 games with the Dodgers this season batting .259 with 21 runs, eight doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI along with a .354 on-base percentage.

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated third baseman Justin Turner from the 10-day disabled list and placed infielder Chase Utley on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.

Turner, 33, missed the past 10 games due to a right groin strain during his second stint on the disabled list this year. The Long Beach native has appeared in 50 games with the Dodgers this season batting .259 with 21 runs, eight doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI along with a .354 on-base percentage.

Utley, 39, is batting .240 with one triple, one home run and 14 RBI in 69 games with Los Angeles this season.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Announce the Launch of E|L1, a new youth sports platform

Led by Nomar Garciaparra and Aaron Trolia and backed by Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership, the effort will include professional instruction and resources for existing youth teams, athletes and their coaches.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership, in partnership with former Dodger and six-time MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra and former MLB prospect Aaron Trolia announced the launch of E|L1. 

This venture was launched to help solve the challenges facing today's youth athletes and their families by providing players, teams, leagues, and their existing coaches with access to an elite curriculum and an always-on support system that prioritizes mental health and well-being.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership, in partnership with former Dodger and six-time MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra and former MLB prospect Aaron Trolia announced the launch of E|L1. 

This venture was launched to help solve the challenges facing today's youth athletes and their families by providing players, teams, leagues, and their existing coaches with access to an elite curriculum and an always-on support system that prioritizes mental health and well-being.

Over-training and inadequate instruction result in injury for many athletes in youth sports programs and can cause them to leave the game completely. E|L1 aims to combat these issues with a new approach that includes credible instruction by former professional athletes, ongoing immersive training for coaches and managers and educational seminars for parents and guardians-all at an affordable cost.

For leagues and teams, E|L1 will help alleviate some of the administrative and financial challenges by providing access to state-of-the-art technology and assistance with registration, team communication, marketing, advertising and fundraising.

In Los Angeles, the GBG Training Academy in Redondo Beach will become the first Dodgers Training Academy along with the added presence of mobile camps and clinics, powered by E|L1. Over time, the organization will power additional Dodgers Training Academies that will serve the greater LA area, supporting players and teams of all skill levels - and accommodate players and families who may not be able to afford the high price of other elite sports academies.

"E|L1 is a player-first organization that values personal development just as much as training and winning, and believes that youth of all ages and skill levels should have greater access to the game," says Garciaparra, who founded GBG (Garciaparra Baseball Group) Training Academy with his brother, Michael, and partners, Paul Rappoli and Aaron Trolia to develop youth and high school players. "As a former youth athlete and parent, I know the industry is broken. We are launching E|L1 to help kids learn for those who've lived it at the highest levels, and set a new standard for excellence in instruction."

E|L1 will also power Trolia's existing facilities and programs in Washington State-Northwest Prospects Academy (NPA), 5 Tool Academy, RISE Football, and Softball University-which will also be backed by Dodgers Ownership resources.

"We're on a mission to elevate youth through sport," said Trolia. "Our vision has always been to serve the community using sport as the vehicle. We will provide the highest level of instruction, taught by former professional players who have been trained to teach their skillsets, emphasizing the fundamental principles of the game for both boys and girls. E|L1 will focus on both coaching and instruction, furthering players' physical skills while supporting them mentally and emotionally. E|L1 will also be the resource center to consistently train, support and develop coaches, from youth leagues to travel organizations and everything in between. Learn from those who lived it!"

"We've been carefully searching for the right investment in youth sports for years," said Tucker Kain, CFO of the LA Dodgers and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Elysian Park Ventures. "With E|L1, we have found a model that works and layered in powerful new elements that no one else can. With the backing of the Dodgers brand, its instructional expertise and influence, and the emerging technologies we have invested in through Elysian Park Ventures, we believe that E|L1 can thrive here in LA and will have a profound impact on baseball and softball across the country." 

For more information about E|L1, visit el1sports.com and follow @EL1Sports on Twitter and Instagram.

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About E|L1

E|L1 is a movement committed to revolutionizing youth sports, founded by former Seattle Mariners Prospect, Aaron Trolia and backed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Nomar Garciaparra and Elysian Park Ventures. E|L1 addresses some of the biggest challenges facing today's youth athletes and their families and coaches with a new approach to instruction, administration and cost. It prides itself on being a player-first organization that values health and well-being as much as training and winning, and believes that youth of all ages and skill levels should have access to amazing experiences in sport.

About Elysian Park Ventures

Elysian Park is a private investment firm created by the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers to invest in and partner with exceptional entrepreneurs operating at the intersection of sports, technology and entertainment. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Elysian Park invests across stages from seed to growth, and also provides entrepreneurs with strategic, operational and management resources through the Global Sports Venture Studio with R/GA.

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Dodgers reinstate Yasiel Puig

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 10-day disabled list (right oblique strain) and optioned outfielder Alex Verdugo to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

 

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 10-day disabled list (right oblique strain) and optioned outfielder Alex Verdugo to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

 

Puig, 27, returns to the club after missing 15 games due to a right oblique strain and appearing in three rehab contests with Triple-A Oklahoma City going 2-for-9 (.222) with two runs, an RBI and a walk. In 76 games for Los Angeles this season, the Cuba native is batting .265 with 38 runs, 17 doubles, 11 home runs, 35 RBI and seven stolen bases.

 

Verdugo, 22, has hit .280 (14-for-50) with seven runs, five doubles, one home run and three RBI along with a .345 on-base percentage in 14 games with the Dodgers this season.

 

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First-place Dodgers return home Monday

Four-time All-Star Manny Machado to make Dodger Stadium debut

LOS ANGELES - Following a three-city, 10-game roadtrip to open the season's second half, the first place Dodgers return home Monday to open a seven-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers (July 30-Aug. 2) and Houston Astros (3-5) in a rematch of the 2017 World Series.

The Brewers series will be highlighted by four-time All-Star Manny Machado's Dodger Stadium debut on Monday, Alex Wood Bobblehead Night presented by Emirates Tuesday, a Topps Cards giveaway and $1 Dodger Dog Night on Wednesday and a 60th Anniversary Collector's Card Set giveaway presented by 76 in the finale Thursday, a 6:00 p.m. start.

LOS ANGELES - Following a three-city, 10-game roadtrip to open the season's second half, the first place Dodgers return home Monday to open a seven-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers (July 30-Aug. 2) and Houston Astros (3-5) in a rematch of the 2017 World Series.

The Brewers series will be highlighted by four-time All-Star Manny Machado's Dodger Stadium debut on Monday, Alex Wood Bobblehead Night presented by Emirates Tuesday, a Topps Cards giveaway and $1 Dodger Dog Night on Wednesday and a 60th Anniversary Collector's Card Set giveaway presented by 76 in the finale Thursday, a 6:00 p.m. start.

In a rematch of the 2017 World Series, the Dodgers will take on the Astros over the weekend, with the series-opener featuring Andre Ethier retirement ceremonies pregame and postgame Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's. Saturday's game will include a Little Dodger Fandages giveaway presented by Cedars-Sinai and the first 12,000 kids ages 14 & under will receive a Jr. Dodgers Backpack presented by Hi-Chew at Sunday's 1:10 p.m. game.

The Dodgers will also host five special event theme nights with University of La Verne Night on July 30, African American Heritage Night on Aug. 2, Country Night and Cal State LA Night on Aug. 3 and Jewish Community Day on Aug. 5. These games include special pregame programming and an exclusive item for those that purchase their tickets through Dodgers.com/Events

A full list of promotions and special events for the upcoming homestand is below:

Monday, July 30, 7:10 p.m. vs. Brewers

  • Manny Machado Dodger Stadium debut.
  • First Pitch: Hailey Dawson -An 8-year-old fan with the goal to throw out a first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums. Hailey uses a prosthetic hand made with a 3D printer to throw the pitch after she was born without three fingers on her throwing hand.
  • Special Event: University of La Verne Night (special event ticket pack, which includes an exclusive t-shirt, available at Dodgers.com/ULV).

Tuesday, July 31, 7:10 p.m. vs. Brewers

  • Promotion: Alex Wood Bobblehead presented by Emirates (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance).

Wednesday, August 1, 7:10 p.m. vs. Brewers

  • Promotion: $1 Dodger Dog Night (limit five per transaction).
  • Promotion: Topps Cards giveaway (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance).
  • Pregame Ceremony: CIF Southern Section and Los Angeles City Section division winning baseball and softball will be recognized.

Thursday, August 2, 6:00 p.m. vs. Brewers

  • First Pitch: Actor Kevin Hart.
  • Promotion: 60th Anniversary Collector's Card Set: The 2000's (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance).
  • Special Event: African American Heritage Night (special event ticket pack, which includes an exclusive t-shirt, available at Dodgers.com/AfricanAmerican)

Friday, August 3, 7:10 p.m. vs. Astros

  • Pregame Event: Andre Ethier retirement ceremony, hosted by actor Jason Bateman.
  • Promotion: Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's, themed to country music.
  • Special Event: Country Night (special event ticket pack, which includes an exclusive Country Night hat, available at Dodgers.com/Country).
    • Anthem: Singer/Songwriter Hunter Hayes.
  • Special Event: Cal State LA Night (special event ticket pack, which includes an exclusive cap, available at Dodgers.com/CalStateLA).

Saturday, August 4, 6:10 p.m. vs. Astros

  • Fandages_Box211Promotion: Little Dodger Fandages presented by Cedars-Sinai (first 5,000 ticketed kids in attendance ages 7 & under).

Sunday, August 5, 1:10 p.m. vs. Astros

  • Promotion: Jr. Dodgers Backpack presented by Hi-Chew (first 12,000 ticketed kids 14 and under).
  • Jewish Community Day (special event ticket pack, which includes an exclusive t-shirt, available at Dodgers.com/Jewish)
  • Post-Game Kids Run the Bases.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (866) DODGERS, and information on the special events calendar can be found online at dodgers.com/groups. Information on parking and public transportation options to Dodger Stadium, including the Dodger Stadium Express, can be found online at www.dodgers.com under the Dodger Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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Dodgers to honor Andre Ethier, host retirement ceremony Aug. 3

The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate the 12-year career of Andre Ethier and honor him with a pregame retirement ceremony on Friday, August 3 prior to their 7:10 p.m. game against the Houston Astros, the team announced today. 
 
The ceremony will be emceed by actor Jason Bateman, and include tributes from teammates past and present. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as a capacity crowd is expected, and also enjoy postgame Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's.

"I look forward to coming back to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium, places I'm so lucky to have called home for the last 12 years," said Ethier. "There's nothing like stepping out on the field at Dodger Stadium and looking up and seeing the faithful Dodger Blue supporting you, and I'm grateful for the reception and support I received in all my years playing there. I'm humbled by this evening and look forward to sharing it all with you."

The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate the 12-year career of Andre Ethier and honor him with a pregame retirement ceremony on Friday, August 3 prior to their 7:10 p.m. game against the Houston Astros, the team announced today. 
 
The ceremony will be emceed by actor Jason Bateman, and include tributes from teammates past and present. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as a capacity crowd is expected, and also enjoy postgame Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's.

"I look forward to coming back to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium, places I'm so lucky to have called home for the last 12 years," said Ethier. "There's nothing like stepping out on the field at Dodger Stadium and looking up and seeing the faithful Dodger Blue supporting you, and I'm grateful for the reception and support I received in all my years playing there. I'm humbled by this evening and look forward to sharing it all with you."

Ethier, 36, played all 12 of his Major League seasons with Los Angeles and helped lead the Dodgers to seven division titles and eight postseason appearances from 2006-17. He batted .285 with 303 doubles, 162 home runs and 687 RBI in 1,455 games, earning two All-Star selections (2010, '11), a 2009 Silver Slugger Award and a 2011 Gold Glove. During the course of his career, Ethier earned a reputation for coming through in the clutch and finished his career with 14 walk-off RBI, the second most in Los Angeles history (Dusty Baker, 16), while posting career marks of .282 with runners in scoring position and .315 with the bases loaded. Fittingly, his last Major League at-bat resulted in a clutch hit - a pinch-hit RBI single in Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros.

Ethier earned his place among the best in Los Angeles history (since 1958), as he ranked among the club career leaders in games (1,455, 7th), hits (1,367, 7th), extra-base hits (499, 4th), doubles (303, 3rd), homers (162, T-8th) and RBI (687, 6th). He holds the Los Angeles record for hit by pitches (58) and also consecutive hits, stringing together a hit in 10 consecutive at-bats from Aug. 22-25 which tied Edward Konetchy's franchise record set in 1919. His 30-game hitting streak from April 2-May 6, 2011 remains the second longest in franchise history behind only Willie Davis' 31-game run in 1969.

He was originally selected by the Athletics in the 2nd round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University and acquired by the Dodgers in a December 2005 trade in exchange for Milton Bradley and Antonio Perez.

In addition to his contributions on the field, Ethier was passionate about his impact off the field and provided support to underserved communities, including donations of $375,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation during his time with the club. These funds were used to revitalize and rename the Union Rescue Mission Learning Center, now The Maggie and Andre Ethier Learning Center, which provides classes to homeless men and women in Los Angeles. His contributions also supported four-year scholarships for three current Jackie Robinson Foundation/Ethier Family Scholars attending college at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. In addition to the generous monetary support, Ethier partnered with LADF on Dre Dayz, a program that afforded over 700 youth from 24 different organizations supported by LADF, a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch batting practice from the field and enjoy the game in a premium suite.

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