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Hearing legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully rave about the experience of the Opening Series is a good clue that the first regular-season MLB game Down Under, and the week-long celebration of Australian culture that surrounded it, amounted to one smas…Upvote Share Tweet
The day after the season opener went so well, left-hander Clayton Kershaw explained why many of the Dodgers were apprehensive about making this trip to Australia.Upvote Share TweetScott Van Slyke, the unlikely offensive star in Saturday's 3-1 Dodgers win, was on the bench to start Game 2 of the Opening Series, replaced in left field by Mike Baxter.Upvote Share TweetAlthough they were the visiting team against the D-backs in the Opening Series finale, the Dodgers broke with baseball tradition and wore their home white uniforms.Upvote Share Tweet
Aussie Rowland-Smith impressed with crowdD-backs left-hander and Australia native Ryan Rowland-Smith was impressed with the reception the Dodgers and D-backs received from the locals during the first game of the season at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Trumbo fooled by fly ball, scales outfield fence unnecessarily in Australiayahoo.com Mar 22, 2014Your browser does not support iframes. The Mark Trumbo in left field experiment went about as well as you might expect for the Arizona Diamondbacks during their opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday morning. Acquired from the Los Angeles An…Upvote Share TweetOn the heels of the Dodgers' 3-1 win in the first game of the 2014 season, Trevor Cahill will be looking to lift the D-backs to a split in the Opening Series, while Hyun-Jin Ryu will attempt to make it two straight for Los Angeles in Sydney.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 22, 2014Vin Scully was behind the microphone for the start of his 65th season Saturday night, but on Opening Day the majority of Los Angeles households couldn't hear the Hall of Fame broadcaster or watch the Los Angeles Dodgers play in Australia.Upvote Share Tweet
Season begins after brief rain delay Down UnderA brief rain shower delayed the start of the season opener between the D-backs and Dodgers on Saturday. First pitch was pushed back 14 minutes to 5 a.m. ET.Upvote Share TweetDodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who officially hit the disabled list when the Dodgers set their roster for Saturday's season opener, went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double in a Triple-A game against the White Sox on Friday.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 22, 2014Rain and thunderstorms caused a short delay to the start of Major League Baseball season opener between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 22, 2014Baseball is back. As we get closer to the regular season, be sure to stop by The Stew each morning for your daily helping of spring storylines. YU DARVISH WAS SCRATCHED FROM HIS SCHEDULED start after reporting stiffness in his neck on Friday. According …Upvote Share TweetWhile the Dodgers and D-backs are in Australia to begin the regular season, the other 28 teams are still in the midst of important Spring Training games in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues.Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw Stifles Diamondbacks In OpenerMar 22Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings and Scott Van Slyke homered to lead the Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Australia.
Dodgers Sweep D-backs In SydneyMar 22Yasiel Puig drove in two runs as the Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 7-5 in Sydney, Australia.