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Dodgers preliminary 2021 schedule includes opening day at Coors Field

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“If you want to make God smile, tell him your plans” - Vin Scully

MLB: JUL 30 Dodgers at Rockies Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2020 MLB season hasn’t even started yet, but we already have a schedule for 2021 as well. Next season will start on Thursday, April 1, and no this isn’t an April Fools joke.

The Dodgers are scheduled to open the 2021 season with a four-game series at Coors Field against the Rockies, the first time LA will have opened its season in Colorado. 2016 was the last time the Dodgers opened away from home.

After an opening road trip that takes them through Denver and Oakland, the Dodgers’ home opener is Friday, April 9, against the Nationals. That same homestand has the Dodgers hosting the Rockies on Thursday, April 15, for Jackie Robinson Day.

In a quirk, the Dodgers and Giants don’t play each other until May 21 in San Francisco, the 45th game of the season for both teams.

The National League West plays the American League West in interleague play for the second year in a row. The Dodgers’ interleague dates are:

  • May 7-9 at Angels, August 6-8 vs. Angels
  • April 5-7 at A’s
  • April 19-20 at Mariners, May 11-12 vs. Mariners
  • May 25-26 at Astros, August 3-4 vs. Astros
  • June 11-13 vs. Rangers

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 13 in Atlanta. The Dodgers have a home series against the Diamondbacks just before the break, followed by a road series in Colorado just after the break.

Longest road trip for the Dodgers is 10 games, over 11 days at the Brewers, Cubs, and Angels from April 29-May 9. LA also has a nine-game trip over 10 days in September. Their longest homestand is nine games over 10 days, hosting the Mariners, Marlins, and D-backs from May 11-20 at Dodger Stadium.

More schedule details are on the Dodgers’ website.

The Dodgers end the 2021 regular season on Sunday, October 3 at home against the Brewers, part of a six-game homestand in the final week that also has the Dodgers hosting the Padres.