With the Dodgers making a rare visit to Tampa Bay, or technically St. Petersburg, they are ending one of their longest interleague droughts.
The last time the Dodgers played at Tropicana Field was in 2007. Only Cleveland, where they haven't played the Indians since 2003, has eluded the Dodgers for longer. Assuming interleague play remains on the same rotation, the Dodgers will play the American League Central next year with a chance to end both that drought and the White Sox, with the Dodgers last on the south side of Chicago in 2011.
This season, the Dodgers travel in interleague play to Tampa Bay, Toronto (last played there in 2013) and New York (2013). It will be just the Dodgers' second trip ever to Yankee Stadium during the regular season.
Interleague play began in 1997 but the first five seasons the play was limited to just one division. The Dodgers first ventured outside the AL West in 2002, and have played the Angels — their designated natural rival — every season.
Below is a look at the Dodgers' road history with every AL team other than the Angels, with the number of visits to each city, the Dodgers' record in that city, and their last visit.
|Dodgers road history in interleague play (1997-2015)|
|Team||Number of visits||Dodgers road record||Last visit|
20-33 (.377) in Anaheim