LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will get their fill of national television coverage in the early part of 2014, as they will be featured on the first two weekends of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, the network announced on Wednesday.
ESPN already announced that the Dodgers and Padres moved their domestic opener - the Dodgers start with two games in Australia against the Diamondbacks on March 22-23 - from March 31 to March 30 to appear on Sunday Night Baseball, the opener of the 25th year of the network staple. The Dodgers will also be on one week later, on April 6 against the Giants at Dodger Stadium, though this game will be on ESPN2.
The first nine weeks of matchups for Sunday Night Baseball have been set, in addition to July 13 and 20, the Sundays surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game. The Dodgers are one of four teams to appear three times in those 11 weeks, along with the Red Sox, Yankees and Orioles.
The Dodgers' other known Sunday Night Baseball appearance will be on July 20 in St. Louis in an NLCS rematch against the Cardinals.
In 2013, the Dodgers were 1-3 in their four appearances on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.
Remaining exclusive ESPN Sunday games in June and July will be announced three weeks in advance, while August and September matchups will be announced two weeks in advance.