The 2019 MLB All-Star Game is now in the rear view mirror, and the best team in baseball is heading back to Los Angeles for a five-game homestand after a winning road trip in Boston and Philadelphia.
The Dodgers begin the homestand on Friday night at Chavez Ravine where they will host the Miami Marlins for a three-game weekend series. The trio of games marks the 2019 return of former Dodger manager Don Mattingly.
Friday, July 19, 7:10 p.m. vs. Marlins
Friday's opener pins RHP Zac Gallen for Miami against All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers on Friday Night Fireworks Night presented by Denny's. DJ Severe will play music during the fireworks show in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
Saturday, July 20, 6:10 p.m. vs. Marlins
Fans will want to show up to the park on Saturday night as the Dodgers will induct pitcher Fernando Valenzuela into the "Legends of Dodger Baseball" during a pregame ceremony. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Fernando Valenzuela bobblehead courtesy of San Manuel Casino.
Former Valenzuela teammate Mike Scioscia, the scout that discovered Valenzuela in Mexico, Mike Brito, and his current broadcast partner, Jaime Jarrin, will all be in attendance for the ceremony and unveiling of the plaque.
On the field RHP Sandy Alcantara will face All-Star Clayton Kershaw at 6:10PM PT.
Sunday, July 21, 1:10 p.m. vs. Marlins
The finale of the three-game series with the Fish will take place on Sunday afternoon, and is highlighted by Cuban Heritage Day. There will be a Viva Los Dodgers pregame event in the parking lot at the old 76 Station at 11:00AM featuring Cuban music, food, games, and player/broadcaster autograph sessions.
Fans who purchase special event tickets at Dodgers.com/Events will receive a long-sleeved "Cuba Day" t-shirt. On the field, RHP Jordan Yamamoto will face RHP Walker Buehler in a matchup of hard-throwing young stars. After the game, kids are invited on to the field to run the bases.
Tuesday, July 23, 7:10 p.m. vs. Angels
After an off-day on Monday, the Dodgers will host the inner-city rival Angels in the final Freeway Series of the season. RHP Kenta Maeda is expected to start the opener on Tuesday as the Dodgers host new MLS soccer club, LAFC.
Players from the first-place team in the MLS will be honored before the game, and available for photographs in the right field plaza. Fans who purchase special event tickets at Dodgers.com/LAFC will receive a Dodgers and LAFC jersey.
Wednesday, July 24, 7:10 p.m. vs. Angels
The finale of the homestand on Wednesday will feature a pregame concert by Japanese musician MIYA VI. Women's Tennis Champion, Naomi Osaka, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in honor of Japan Night presented by TACOM.
Fans who purchase tickets at Dodgers.com/Events for Japan Night will receive a special Kenta Maeda Dodgers jersey in Japanese.
Have fun during the homestand and see you at the ballpark.