Dodgers, D-backs to play in Australia in 2014

06/12/2013 12:46 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will open the 2014 season in Australia.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the teams will play a two-game set on March 22 and 23 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, marking the first Major League Baseball games to be played in Australia.

News of the international opener for the Dodgers and Diamondbacks comes the day after a benches-clearing brawl broke out between the two teams at Dodger Stadium.

MLB has held season openers abroad on a semi-regular basis. The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres opened in Mexico in 1999. The New York Yankees and then Tampa Bay Devil Rays played a two game set in Japan in 2004 and most recently, the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners played a pair of games in Japan to open the 2012 season.

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