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Dodgers draw Yanks, Red Sox in 2010

Dodgers draw Yanks, Red Sox in '10

LOS ANGELES -- Interleague Play will find Joe Torre's Dodgers hosting his former team, the New York Yankees, and traveling to play the Yankees' archrival, the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, as part of the tentative 2010 schedule released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.

The Dodgers play in Boston June 18-20 and host the Yankees June 25-27. The Dodgers also will play their American League neighbors, the Angels, in Anaheim June 11-13, then at Dodger Stadium from June 22-24. The Dodgers also will host Detroit for a three-game series starting May 21.

"It will be curious going to Fenway, not wearing a Yankee uniform," Torre said.

"The Yankees coming here is less of an attention-getter for me. But I look forward to it."

Opening Day for the Dodgers will be in the East for the first time since 2000 in Montreal, as they meet the Pirates for three games beginning April 5, then play three games at Florida. That will be five months earlier than their first meeting with Pittsburgh this year, which is occurring this week.

The regular season ends with a three-game series at home against the D-backs Oct. 1-3. The home opener will be April 13, also against the D-backs.

Unlike this year, with an unusual mid-September home series against the Pirates, next year's final 12 home games will be against National League West rivals San Francisco, Colorado, San Diego and Arizona.

Among the early highlights of the schedule will be April 15 and the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. The Dodgers, being the only team for which Robinson played, traditionally request and receive a home game on the date marking his Major League debut.

The longest homestands for the Dodgers will be 10 games April 29-May 9 against Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Colorado and 10 games May 31-June 9 against Arizona, Atlanta and St. Louis. The longest trip of the year will be 10 games Sept. 6-16 to San Diego, Houston and San Francisco.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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