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First-place Dodgers take on Angels in Freeway Series starting tomorrow

LOS ANGELES - The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers' eighth homestand of the season concludes with a two-game series tomorrow and Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Freeway Series takes place tomorrow, Monday, August 4 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Zack Greinke vs. RHP Garrett Richards) and Tuesday, August 5 at 7:10 p.m. (LHP Clayton Kershaw vs. LHP Hector Santiago). All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday. A limited number of tickets are available for both games.

 

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The Dodgers take on the Angels at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cap presented by Security Benefit.

 

Recording artist Tony Orlando will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Ruby Lewis, who currently stars in Queen's rock theatrical "We Will Rock You" at the Ahmanson Theatre through August 24, will perform the national anthem.

 

Dodger Alumni League member Al "The Bull" Ferrara will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Derrel Thomas will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza.

 

Tomorrow, three Dodgers RBI teams that participated in the MLB Jr. RBI Showcase Classic during Memorial Day weekend, Venice Boys and Girls Clubs, the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks and MLB Urban Youth Academy Compton, will be recognized pregame in center field. Prior to the on-field recognition, all 45 players and six coaches will be receiving New Balance shoes courtesy of Andre Ethier. Ethier will join them for a photo opportunity in center field as well.

 

The Dodgers have been the top winner of the MLB #Whiff campaign for three consecutive months this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will be presented with a check on the field totaling $35,000 dollars in support of Dodgers RBI.

 

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Sean Mc Tague of Temecula. Mc Tague enlisted and serves as an Avionics Electrical Technician and an MH-65D Flight Mechanic responsible for maintaining and repairing electrical systems. He also serves as a flight safety observer. Mc Tague has served deployments to the Bering Sea and provided support during hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. His accolades include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. .

 

Tomorrow, Monday, August 4

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Angels batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

The Dodgers take on the Angels at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. All auto gates open at 3:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 4:00 p.m. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cap presented by Security Benefit.

 

Supermodel and 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Chrissy Tiegen will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

 

Dodger Alumni League member Matt Luke will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Mickey Hatcher will be in the left-field pavilion plaza. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza.

As part of Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, 250 youngsters from BOSS Camp will be in attendance. Business of Success Beyond Sports is a camp that provides young male athletes the platform to achieve success beyond sports. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball provides Los Angeles area inner-city youth with a Dodger game experience courtesy of the Dodgers. Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium in a customized Dodger bus, Reserve level tickets, a voucher for a Dodger Dog and beverage and a Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball T-shirt are included.

 

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Navy Operations Specialist Second Class Spencer Bryant of Thousand Oaks. Bryant enlisted in 2009 and serves onboard the USS Anchorage where he helps to maintain more than 8,000 maritime tracks, plotting the ship's position, heading, speed and operating marine electronic navigation which helps the USS Anchorage to safely navigate thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. He has also served onboard the USS Jarrett, where he provided humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Guatemala. Bank of America will present an authenticated flag and display case to Bryant. The flag has proudly flown over Dodger Stadium and is symbolic of the way in which our men and women in the Armed Forces proudly serve and protect our country. Navy veteran and Director of Southwest Sales and Performance Manager Merrill Edge Jason Geitter will present the flag on behalf of Bank of America.

 

Tuesday, August 5

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Angels batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

Fans can play Fantasy Football with Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis, Brian Wilson, Paul Maholm and Chris Perez and have a full day experience at the ballpark. Proceeds from the Big Blue League will support health and wellness grantees of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). On Friday, August 22, the Dodgers and the LADF will play host to the Big Blue Fantasy Football League. The day's activities will include a live fantasy football draft for the league, an exclusive tour of Dodger Stadium, special access to batting practice and tickets to watch the Dodgers take on the New York Mets. More information can be found by visiting www.bigleagueimpact.com.

 

Hyun-Jin Ryu is the cover subject of the August issue of Dodger Insider magazine, which again boasts more than two dozen stories touching upon every aspect of Dodger baseball. Among the features: a sit-down interview with Don Mattingly to discuss the Dodgers' down-and-up first half (accompanied by a photo essay of first-half highlights), the latest on efforts to reduce Tommy John surgery, an exploration of the distinctive deliveries of such pitchers as Clayton Kershaw and J.P. Howell, analysis of the Dodgers' ability to hit with runners in scoring position, a progress report on Dodger prospects and much more.

 

Dodger Insider serves as a companion to the Dodger Insider blog, located at www.dodgers.com/insider and published multiple times daily. Dodger Insider magazine and the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook, featuring a 21-page commemorative section dedicated to Vin Scully in his own words, are on sale throughout Dodger Stadium, including the Top of the Park store and online at www.dodgers.com/magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine can be ordered at any time. A digital version of Dodger Insider magazine, featuring embedded video links, is also available.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K Run and Kids Fun Run presented by your SoCal Honda Dealers will be held on September 21 at Dodger Stadium. The 5K registration for the LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run is now open online at www.dodgers.com/5K. Fans can register for the 5K Run for just $50 and just $25 for the Kids Fun Run. The 5K Run's registration fee increases to $55 during race weekend. The 5K Run course includes views of Dodger Stadium, downtown Los Angeles, a cool-down run around the Dodger Stadium warning track and appearances by Dodger Alumni League members. The Kids Fun Run will take place on the Dodger Stadium warning track. Awards will be given to top participants in male and female categories. Each LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run participant will receive a Dodger tech shirt and medal. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.

The Dodgers' auto gates are open 2.5 hours before game time and the stadium gates are open two hours before the scheduled first pitch. Fans taking advantage of this early arrival time can enjoy various family-friendly activities as soon as gates open throughout Dodger Stadium, including in the newly enhanced right and left-field pavilion plazas which feature the Budweiser and Bud Light bullpen overlook bars and the new Tommy Lasorda Trattoria and the Think Blue BBQ. In the left and right-field pavilion plazas, there are also plenty of photo opportunities with Dodger memorabilia, including five-foot diameter World Series rings, an eight-foot replica of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, a life-size statue of the iconic Farmer John Dodger Dog, interactive replicas of the 76 ball and various bobbleheads. Autographs for fans with Dodger Alumni League members and family friendly activities also take place before each game in the pavilion plazas and reserve level plazas.

Tickets are available for both games against the Angels and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (323) DODGERS.

 

The Dodgers offer one of the best values in Los Angeles and all of sports with season tickets and mini plans starting at $14 per seat per game. More information on season tickets can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/seasontickets or by calling (323) DODGERS.

 

Fans are urged to arrive early and are encouraged to utilize the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and will connect them to the Dodger Stadium Express, which will operate starting 90 minutes prior to first pitch. Fans can find specific route and schedule information by visiting www.metro.net or calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Dodger Stadium transportation and parking information can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/parking.

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