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2011 Dodgers Schedule Released: Opener April 1 At Home Vs. Giants

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The Dodgers open the 2011 season at home against the Giants.
The Dodgers open the 2011 season at home against the Giants.

The Dodgers announced their 2011 schedule today, which includes opening on April 1, a Friday, against the Giants. The reason the season has changed from a traditional Monday (or Sunday) opening day to Friday because MLB earlier this year decided to begin the regular season earlier and mid-week to avoid playing World Series games in November.

The last time the Dodgers opened their season on a Friday was April 7, 1978, a year in which they went to the World Series.

After the opening four-game series at home (a wraparound series ending on a Monday), the Dodgers hit the road to face Colorado, San Diego, and San Francisco. The Dodgers host the Cardinals on Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15.

The interleague schedule features:

  • Tigers (June 20-22) and Angels (June 24-26) at home
  • White Sox (May 20-22), Twins (June 28-30), and Angels (July 1-3) on the road.

The Dodgers end their season with a six-game road trip to San Diego and Arizona. The last day of the regular season is September 28, 2011.

The full schedule can be found here.