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Dodgers minor league opening day

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers conveniently have an off day on Thursday, which clears the stage for minor league opening day to get some run. All four domestic affiliates start their 2018 seasons on Thursday, including Oklahoma City playing the first minor league game of the year.

OKC, the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, will open in Iowa against the Cubs, where it will be quite cold.

Here is a primer on how to keep track of the four Dodgers full-season affiliates this season, level by level:

Oklahoma City Dodgers

Pacific Coast League | Triple-A

First opponent: Iowa (Cubs), 5-game road series

Opening day Gameday (there is a doubleheader, here is Game 2)

Radio call: AM 1340 The Game

Twitter follows: @okc_dodgers, @azfreedman, @jacobunruh

Tulsa Drillers

Texas League | Double-A

First opponent: at Frisco (Rangers), 3-game road series

Opening day Gameday

Radio call: AM 1430 The Buzz

Twitter follows: @tulsadrillers, @barrylewisTW

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

California League | Advanced Class-A

First opponent: at Visalia (Diamondbacks), 4-game road series

Opening day box score

Radio call: Fox Sports 1350 AM

Twitter follows: @RCQuakes, @ad_chapman

Great Lakes Loons

Midwest League | Class-A

First opponent: vs. Lansing (Blue Jays), 2-game home series

Opening day box score

Radio call: ESPN 100.9 FM

Twitter follows: @greatlakesloons, @cjvosters, @devries_matt, @brad_tunney, @evanpetzold, @bernreuterhugh

Thursday schedule

1:08 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Walker Buehler) at Iowa
Game 2: Oklahoma City (Manny Banuelos) at Iowa

3:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Max Gamboa) vs. Lansing (Yennsy Diaz)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Frisco

7 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) at Visalia (Sean McWilliams)