The Dodgers released their tentative 2012 schedule on Wednesday. Like in 2011, they open next year on Thursday, April 5, opening a four-game road series at Petco Park against the Padres. It is one of six MLB games on that Thursday. The first game of the MLB season is Wednesday, April 4, with the Cardinals in Florida opening the Miami Marlins' new ballpark.
The Dodgers' home opener is Tuesday, April 10 against the Pirates, meaning Clayton Kershaw can start both opening day and the home opener. The Dodgers make interleague road trips to Seattle and Oakland in addition to Anaheim. Their full interleague schedule, which includes playing the White Sox for the fourth time in five seasons:
- June 8-10: at Seattle
- June 11-13: vs. Angels
- June 15-17: vs. White Sox
- June 19-21: at Oakland
- June 22-24: at Angels
The first interleague weekend of the season is from May 18-20, but the Dodgers are hosting the Cardinals that weekend.
For the full Dodgers schedule, click here.