Dodgers Return Home to Host Phillies, Giants

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For their third homestand of the season, the Dodgers return to Los Angeles and will take on the Phillies for a three-game set beginning at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, while hosting the Giants for another three-game series starting on Monday. The set against San Francisco will be highlighted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully being inducted into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor on Wednesday. Scully will be on-hand for a very special pre-game ceremony before the contest, and fans are encouraged to arrive early as a large crowd is expected.

The weekend series against the Phillies, who will be making their only visit to Los Angeles of the season, will include Friday Night Fireworks, Corey Seager Bobblehead Night on Saturday and a Kids Batting Helmet giveaway on Sunday. The finale on Sunday will also mark the season’s first Viva Los Dodgers, and will feature appearances by Juan Castro, Manny Mota and Sergio Romo. Viva Los Dodgers will take place on the final Sunday home game each month throughout the season, and starts two hours before the game at the historic 76 Station.

The pitching matchups for the weekend series will feature righty Jerad Eickhoff against Kenta Maeda on Friday, right-hander Zach Eflin facing Brandon McCarthy on Saturday, and righty Nick Pivetta against Hyun-Jin Ryu in the afternoon finale on Sunday.

Sunday’s contest will be televised on KTLA.

The Giants’ first trip to Los Angeles this season will spotlight three 7:10 p.m. games Monday thru Wednesday, including the series finale on May 3, when Scully will become the 11th inductee into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor, joining Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Junior Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale. Fans should arrive early for a special pregame ceremony, and the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance will receive a Vin Scully Commemorative Microphone Statue.

(Jon Chapper provide the majority of information furnished in this report)

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