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Dodgers Open Spring Schedule With Road Games Against Angels, Giants

Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, and Matt Kemp are ready to play some baseball (<em>Photo: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers</em>)
Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, and Matt Kemp are ready to play some baseball (Photo: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers)

After 145 days without baseball, the Dodgers will suit up for not just one game today, but two. They will split their squad and open their spring training schedule with a pair of road games, one in Tempe against the Angels, and one in Scottsdale against the Giants. Both games begin at 12:05 p.m. PST.

at Angels

Dodgers   Angels
LF Hoffmann     
3B Izturis
C Navarro SS Aybar
RF Ethier 2B Kendrick      
CF Kemp 1B Trumbo
DH Gimenez DH Conger
3B Mitchell C Mathis
1B Sands CF Bourjos
2B Sellers LF Willits
SS Castro RF Trout

Against the Angels, Hiroki Kuroda will start, and be followed on the mound by Rubby De La Rosa, Scott Elbert, Lance Cormier, Roman Colon, and Luis Vasquez.

The Angels' scheduled pitchers are Trevor Bell, Michael Kohn, Matt Meyer, Anthony Ortega and Garrett Richards.

Triple A manager Lorenzo Bundy will manage the Dodgers in Tempe.

at Giants

Dodgers   Giants
CF Gwynn CF Torres
SS Carroll 2B DeRosa
1B Loney 1B Huff
C Barajas 3B Sandoval
DH Thames RF Schierholtz   
LF Paul DH Ishikawa
RF Kapler SS Fontenot
2B DeJesus       
LF Neal
3B Miles C Stewart

Against the Giants, the Dodgers will send Tim Redding, Carlos Monasterios, Oscar Villarreal, Jon Huber, and Wilkin De La Rosa to the mound.

Jonathan Sanchez will start for the Giants.

Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers in Scottsdale. Mattingly said starters will play four innings today, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.

Neither game is on TV; the Dodgers' broadcast crew will call the game against the Giants (list of affiliates here), while the game against the Angels will be broadcast by the Angels radio network.

MLB Gameday (at Angels | at Giants)