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Dodgers to host Red Sox at Dodger Stadium in 2016, per report

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We are still months away from the official release of the 2016 MLB schedule, but we already know the Dodgers next year will play the American League East in interleague play. We also now know that one series will be hosting the Red Sox at Dodger Stadium, per Gordon Edes of ESPN.com.

The Dodgers will welcome Boston to Los Angeles for a weekend series on Aug. 5-7, 2016, per Edes.

Under the current interleague play system, every team plays 20 interleague games per season, rotating so that each team plays one division every three years. There are also home and away series against the natural rival each season, which is the Angels in the Dodgers case.

In years the Dodgers play the AL East or AL Central, the club would play the Angels two games at home and two on the road, then four three-game series against the assigned interleague division plus four games (two home, two away) against the fifth team in said division.

When the Dodgers play the AL West, like this season, they play the Angels in a pair of three-game series, plus three game series against two other teams in the division and four games (two home, two away) against the other two teams.

The Dodgers played the AL East in 2013, and the AL Central in 2014.

In 2013, the Dodgers made road trips to Baltimore and Toronto for three-game series, hosted the Red Sox and Blue Jays, and had two games each and home and away against the Yankees.

The Dodgers also hosted the Red Sox the last time the two teams played, in 2013. The Dodgers have made trips to Fenway Park in 2004 and 2010.