D-Backs/Dodgers Prepare For Sydney Season Opener


When Arizona’s Wade Miley throws the first pitch of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the teams will be nearly 7,800 miles from Chase Field in Phoenix in Sydney, Australia.

“It’s been a good experience for us and, hopefully, we can get a couple of wins and make it a great one,” Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw said. “Opening day is always fun, no matter what continent it’s on.”

The games will be played at a revamped cricket field that seats 40,000-plus and will air at odd times in the U.S. and the opener is at 4 a.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday’s game starts at 10 p.m. EDT Saturday night.

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