With the Los Angeles Dodgers entering the dog days of summer and under 70 games remaining on the regular-season schedule, the identities of some of their 2016 opponents are slowly becoming known.
It was previously reported the Dodgers will host the Boston Red Sox next season and according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Los Angeles will face another American League East opponent as part of a home-and-home series:
The Rays are tentatively slated to open the 2016 season at home (again) vs. the Blue Jays (again), and play interleague vs. the NL West, including home-and-home series with Andrew Friedman’s Dodgers.”
The last meeting between the Dodgers and Rays in Tampa Bay came in June of 2007; Andrew Friedman’s first second season with the Rays. Tampa Bay visited Dodger Stadium for a three-game series in August of 2013, which the Dodgers swept.
The Dodgers this season are playing an Interleague schedule that’s full of AL West opponents. Aside from the customary matchups with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Dodgers are also slated to play series with the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros.
Los Angeles already completed series this season against the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, going a combined 4-3 in the seven games. While final details of the Interleague portion of the Dodgers’ 2016 schedule aren’t yet available, it can be deduced series against some combination of the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays will be on the docket.