Dodgers' 2015 schedule is out

LOS ANGELES -- Even if the Dodgers and Angels don't meet this October in a World Series connected by the 5 freeway, they'll get a chance to play pivotal games against one another in the near future.

According to the team's preliminary 2015 schedule released Monday, the Dodgers and Angels will play interleague games next season in Anaheim from Sept. 7-9, the latest the teams have ever met. The reason for the late meeting of regional rivals is that the Dodgers play the bulk of their interleague games against AL West teams next season, adding an extra series with the Angels.

The Dodgers will open the 2015 season at home against the San Diego Padres. Their travel schedule is light in April. The Dodgers don't cross the continental divide until traveling to Milwaukee on May 4.

The Seattle Mariners (April 13-15), Texas Rangers (June 17-18) and Oakland A's (July 28-29) all will visit Dodger Stadium next season. Home dates against the San Francisco Giants are April 27-29; June 19-21 and Aug. 31-Sept. 2.