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Dodgers to play exhibition at Rancho Cucamonga

One day before their final Spring Training game, the Dodgers will square off with Class A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga in an exhibition contest at The Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

The Dodgers will send a split squad, managed by Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, to play a seven-inning exhibition at 6:05 p.m. PT on March 28 against the Quakes. Los Angeles will also field a split squad for its regularly scheduled Spring Training game that night against the Angels.

"This is an amazing opportunity to showcase our partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers," Quakes vice president and general manager Grant Riddle said. "It will be exciting for Quakes fans to see the Dodgers up close and personal, and to see them right here at the Epicenter will mark a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

Both Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier were among the 14 Dodgers to make rehab appearances last year with the Quakes, who have served as Los Angeles' Class A affiliate since the start of the 2011 season.

"As an organization, we are excited about strengthening our relationship with the Quakes and the Quakes' fan base," said De Jon Watson, Dodgers vice president of player development. "In this game, the fans will have an opportunity to see not only our Major League players but some of our young rising stars at the best facility in the California League."

The Dodgers open their regular-season schedule four days later when they welcome the Giants to Dodger Stadium on April 1.

Paul Casella is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella.
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