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Japanese Heritage Night - Game Thread

From the Dodgers:

As part of Japanese Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium, fans can sit in the Dodgers’ new My Town section in Reserve sections 56 and 60. Fans will enjoy Japanese cuisine and receive a commemorative, limited edition “ Dodgertown , Japan ” t-shirt. More information about the section, as well as future My Town sections, can be found at

To celebrate Japanese Heritage Night, LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles Junichi Ihara. Actor Brian Tee, originally from Okinawa , Japan and raised locally in Hacienda Heights , will throw out a first pitch as well. Tee is best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” Pre-game ceremonies will also include a Taiko Drum performance, a visit from the 69th annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen and royal court, and recognition of former Dodger employee Dick Walsh. Besides supervising the building of Dodger Stadium, Walsh organized the Dodgers’ historic trip to Japan following the 1956 season, which was the first of three goodwill trips by the team.

Also, tonight's postgame fireworks will be accompanied by Michael Jackson songs.

Here are tonight's lineups:

Mariners Dodgers
RF Ichiro LF Pierre
1B Branyan SS Furcal
3B Beltre 2B Hudson
2B Lopez 3B Blake
CF Gutierrez 1B Loney
C Johjima C Martin
LF Balentien RF Ethier
SS Cedeño CF Kemp
P J. Vargas
P Kershaw

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