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Dodgers 2024 schedule notes, tidbits, start times, and more

Los Angeles Dodgers Introduce Shohei Ohtani Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Major League Baseball on Wednesday finalized start times for its 2024 schedule, which let’s us dig into some of the details for the Dodgers’ slate this season.

This is beyond the three games in the first 11 weeks of the season on ESPN ‘Sunday Night Baseball,’ all of which that start at 4:10 p.m. PT. And this isn’t necessarily about the Dodgers games televised by Fox Sports, including five of the six games exclusively on big Fox starting at 4:15 p.m.

What stands out the most in the Dodgers schedule was already hinted at, but now finalized. The two games against the Padres in Seoul, South Korea on March 20-21 will both start at 3:05 p.m. PT, so set those alarms.

After those two games in South Korea comes another week of spring training before domestic opening day comes on Thursday, March 28. The Dodgers are at home against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium for their first stateside series, including a 1:10 p.m. start in the opener, the first daytime start in a Dodgers home opener since 2021.

The Dodgers have only three weekday day games at Dodger Stadium:

  • Wednesday, Apr 17 vs. Nationals (12:10 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 8 vs. Marlins (12:10 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 25 vs. Giants (1:10 p.m.)

There are six more weekday road games with daytime starts:

  • Wednesday, April 10 at Twins (10:10 a.m. PT)
  • Thursday, April 25 at Nationals (1:05 p.m. PT)
  • Wednesday, May 20 at Mets (1:10 p.m. PT)
  • Thursday, June 20 at Rockies (12:10 p.m. PT)
  • Thursday, August 15 at Brewers (11:10 a.m. PT)
  • Thursday, September 19 at Marlins (1:40 p.m. PT)

All of those daytime weekday road starts are getaway days, and that September 19 game against the Marlins is followed by the Dodgers traveling across the country for a home game against the Rockies in Los Angeles the next night.

Other quirks

  • The Dodgers’ season series against the Nationals, consisting of six games, will be completed over 11 days in the season’s first full month, with a series at Dodger Stadium form April 15-17 and a series in Washington D.C. from April 23-25.
  • All six Dodgers games against the Reds are in a 10-day span — May 17-19 in Los Angeles, then May 24-26 in Cincinnati.
  • The Dodgers have two separate stretches of three consecutive interleague series: June 7-16 at the Yankees, then home for the Rangers and Royals; August 19-29 against the Mariners, Rays, and Orioles, all at Dodger Stadium.
  • That June stretch of interleague games is followed by a four-game series at Coors Field from June 17-20, then two home games against the Angels (June 21-22) and three games against the White Sox in Chicago (June 24-26). In all, that’s 14 out of 18 games against American League teams, over a span of 20 days.