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Dodgers to play Rays in Tampa Bay & Los Angeles in 2016 interleague play, per report

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The Dodgers will reportedly play the Tampa Bay Rays for four games during interleague play in 2016, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The two clubs will play a home-and-home series per Topkin, which means two games at Tropicana Field and two games at Dodger Stadium.

The last time the Dodgers played in Tampa Bay was June 22-24, 2007, Andrew Friedman's second season with the Rays.

That gives us a better idea of how next year's interleague schedule is worked out.

Every year under the current collective bargaining agreement, each team plays 20 interleague games, including four series of three games each and two home-and-home matchups with two games apiece at each location. Every team rotates divisions every three years and has a "natural rival" (though in some cases these are forced like the Padres and Mariners, even if that weird pairing resulted in one of the great matchup nicknames going: The Vedder Cup) it plays every season.

The Dodgers play two series against the Angels each year - two games each when playing the AL East or AL Central in interleague play, and three games each when playing the AL West, like this season.

In 2016, the Dodgers will play the American League East. We already know that the Red Sox will come to Dodger Stadium, which leaves three three-game series against the Orioles, Blue Jays and Yankees, two that will be on the road.

The Dodgers played in Baltimore, Toronto and New York during interleague play in 2013, though the two-game series at Yankee Stadium is the only time the Dodgers and Yankees have played against each other in regular season games in New York.

The Dodgers last hosted the Orioles in 2004, the Blue Jays in 2007 and the Yankees in 2013.

Full 2016 scheduled should be finalized at some point in September.