Dodgers-PadresThe Los Angeles Dodgers will now open the 2014 MLB season in two different countries after ESPN’s announcement that their game with the San Diego Padres was moved to March 30 for Sunday Night Baseball.

This means the Dodgers will officially begin the season in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22 and will come home to have another game to open the MLB season. Last season, the Dodgers started the year at home against the reigning champion San Francisco Giants.

Originally scheduled for March 31 at Petco Park, the game was moved due to the Dodgers’ high profile attraction after becoming big spenders and reaching the NLCS last season. It also means that Clayton Kershaw will be available to make three opening starts, one in Australia, the game in San Diego and the Dodgers’ home opener at Dodger Stadium.

The team may find themselves on primetime and national television more often this season because of their popularity.

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Dodgers Open In Sydney, San Diego – ESPN

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Masahiro Tanaka To Meet With Teams – ESPN

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