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Dodgers-Marlins have weird start time on May 13

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In the middle of a six-game homestand in May, the Dodgers end their series against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium with an odd 4:50 p.m. PT start time, thanks to a scheduling quirk in the collective bargaining agreement.

The Dodgers host the Marlins for three games from May 11-13, ending with a Wednesday game with a start time of 4:50 p.m., which stands out from the slew of 7:10 p.m. home starts.

Per the collective bargaining agreement, "beginning with the 2013 season, no club shall be scheduled to play a road game starting after 5 p.m. if such game is a road game and is followed by a home off-day, unless (a) a later game is required to be scheduled pursuant to a national television agreement; or (b) the road club is playing at Texas on or after June 1."

The Marlins return home after their series in Los Angeles with an off day on Thursday, May 14, then begin a homestand on Friday night in Miami.

Every other Dodgers weekday game is scheduled for a 7:10 p.m. start except for Thursday, Sept. 24 against the Diamondbacks, currently to be determined. That doesn't meet the qualifications listed above, but could still end up a day game. Following that September tilt, the Dodgers play in Colorado the next night, while Arizona makes the short trip to San Diego for a weekend series.