LOS ANGELES - The first-place Dodgers conclude their 11th homestand of the season with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow, September 5 (RHP Zack Greinke vs. RHP Kenta Maeda), Tuesday, September 6 (RHP Shelby Miller vs. TBD) and Wednesday, September 7 (LHP Robbie Ray vs. TBD). Tomorrow's contest
LOS ANGELES - The first-place Dodgers conclude their 11th homestand of the season with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow, September 5 (RHP Zack Greinke vs. RHP Kenta Maeda), Tuesday, September 6 (RHP Shelby Miller vs. TBD) and Wednesday, September 7 (LHP Robbie Ray vs. TBD). Tomorrow's contest takes place at 5:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 2:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 3:10 p.m. Games Tuesday and Wednesday 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 tomorrow through Wednesday are available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
Amy Renee Heidemann-Noonan of the pop duo Karmin will perform the national anthem tomorrow prior to the 5:10 p.m. game. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who also serves as chief elections officer for California, will be in attendance. Voter education outreach is non-partisan and is entirely in the spirit of civic engagement. Padilla will be doing an interview prior to the game at approximately 4:30 p.m. encouraging Dodger fans to vote. Volunteers will be at two locations, left-field plaza and reserve level section two, in order for fans to register to vote.
Ron Fairly, a member of Dodger championship teams in 1959, 1963 and 1965 who spent 48 years in professional baseball as a player and broadcaster, will be recognized tomorrow for his efforts in support of servicemen and women. Fairly is a finalist for the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, which is named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first MLB player to enlist after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fairly spends much of his time helping veterans. He sits on the board of Rebuilding Americas Warriors, or RAW, which was founded in 2007 and makes it possible for military servicemen and women who have been injured while on duty to receive reconstructive surgery at no cost to them.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 340 youth from Rosemead High School, Environmental Science and Technology High School in Glassell Park, Echo Park Recreation Complex, Bell High Baseball and Rialto 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 World War II veteran U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jack Kunitomi of Los Angeles. After imprisonment in WWII camps, Kunitomi was drafted into the Army in 1944 and left his wife and young son to enter the intensive language training of the classified Military Intelligence Service. He served under General Douglas MacArthur as a translator in the Philippine islands and Tokyo. After the war, he received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern California and taught in the Los Angeles Unified School district for more than 35 years.
Tomorrow, Monday, September 5
The Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. One of Colombia's greatest musicians and two-time Grammy and nine-time Latin Grammy-winning artist Carlos Vives will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Vives is performing at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday and is currently on world tour.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 60 youth from Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in South L.A. 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. Army Staff Sergeant Dagoberto Moreno Jr. of Los Angeles. After three years in the Army, Moreno was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006-2007 as a squad leader for an infantry rifle platoon. After his service, he graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Tuesday, September 6
The Dodgers conclude their 11th homestand of the season and the series against Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. All auto gates open at 4:40 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:10 p.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Retired Numbers Pin Series #53 Don Drysdale presented by 76 pin (image attached). The Olympic gold medalist U.S. women's water polo team will be recognized on the field pregame.
The Dodgers will celebrate Metro/MSRC Night. In addition to a Metro activation and giveaways near Lot G, the Dodgers will provide a special guest experience for Dodger Stadium Express riders to thank them for the service's continuing success. MSRC Board Chair Greg Pettis will throw an honorary first pitch. Dodger fans were invited to participate in a center field recognition prior to the game and receive a Dodger Stadium Express T-shirt by purchasing tickets at www.dodgers.com/metro. The Dodger Stadium Express service from Union Station and the South Bay has transported more than one million Dodger fans throughout seven seasons.
The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Cesar Trujillo of Palmdale who has served for 16 years. Trujillo's deployments include Iraq in 2003 and Kuwait in 2010. During both tours, he performed convoy operations and worked for Transportation Corps for the Army. He is currently a Metro bus line instructor and has worked as a Metro bus operator for the past 17 years.
As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 100 youth from Seeo Charter School in Pomona 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.
Wednesday, September 7
LADF holds a charitable in-game raffle to benefit its programs and local youth organizations every home game. Raffle tickets at every Dodger home game are available at three price points: three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. Fans can visit kiosks on three levels in-stadium: field section 5, loge sections 103 and 105 and reserve level section 10. Sellers will also be roving throughout Dodger Stadium concourses and seating areas in top deck, reserve, club, loge, field and pavilion sections. For more information, please visit www.dodgers.com/5050raffle.
SportsNetLA telecasts all games. Spanish-language Dodger game telecasts in high definition are available for Time Warner Cable customers on channel 324. 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.
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. Dodger Stadium Express South Bay service runs every 20 minutes starting two hours before game time, with the last bus leaving Harbor Gateway Transit Center at game time. 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.
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 being drafted by the Dodgers, a salute to Hall of Famer broadcaster Vin Scully and much more.
The 11th 2016 issue of the new Dodger Insider magazine (image attached), which spotlights the Dodgers' push toward a title despite the injury to Clayton Kershaw, is available at Dodger Stadium. Dodger Insider magazine includes news, features, analysis, photos, games, stadium information and more, and is distributed for free at stadium auto gates and Fan Services booths. 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 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. To learn more about LADF 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.