Padres vs Dodgers series will be played in Monterrey, Mexico - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Padres vs Dodgers series will be played in Monterrey, Mexico

Posted: Updated:
PC: San Diego Padres PC: San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Padres will play the National League West rival Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game series in Monterrey, Mexico, on May 4-6 next year, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Monday.

The Padres will serve as the "home" team during the series, the third for the league in Monterrey and the first regular-season contests in Mexico in 19 years.

The Padres have been part of all three Monterrey visits -- against the Colorado Rockies to open the 1999 season and in 1996, which featured the famous Ken Caminiti "Snickers" game against the New York Mets.

In the latter, the third baseman and league Most Valuable Player that year became severely dehydrated from food poisoning, was injected with fluids via an IV and ate a Snickers bar. He proceeded to hit a pair of home runs. The next day he smacked a grand slam and credited the candy for his power surge.

"As a team with a bi-national fan base and reach that extends into Baja California and throughout Mexico, we are excited to once again play regular season games in Monterrey and help grow the popularity of our great game," said Padres Chief Operating Officer Erik Greupner. "Baseball fans in Mexico are passionate about the game and we look forward to deepening our connection with them."

Padres first baseman Wil Myers called Mexican baseball fans "some of the most passionate and knowledgeable" in the world.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was raised in Chula Vista and Tijuana, said, "This series will be memorable for all involved, as we visit Monterrey to repay the baseball fans in Mexico for their never-ending support of the game we all love."

The series will be the first appearance in Mexico for the Dodgers. Major League Baseball plans to conduct a series in Mexico in each of the next six years.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

    Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:09:41 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-07-22 20:45:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jon Super). Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Jon Super). Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018.
    Francesco Molinari outplays Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and everyone else to claim the British Open. 
    Francesco Molinari outplays Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and everyone else to claim the British Open. 
  • Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

    Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:10:41 GMT
    Tiger Woods of the US lines up a putt on the 13th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Saturday July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)Tiger Woods of the US lines up a putt on the 13th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Saturday July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery into a frenzy with three straight birdies to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years.

     

    Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery into a frenzy with three straight birdies to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years.

     
  • AP source: Falcons won't offer WR Jones new deal this year

    AP source: Falcons won't offer WR Jones new deal this year

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:23:25 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:19:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game between the Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Atlanta. A person familiar with the ...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game between the Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Atlanta. A person familiar with the ...
    AP source: Atlanta Falcons won't offer a new contract to star receiver Julio Jones. 
    AP source: Atlanta Falcons won't offer a new contract to star receiver Julio Jones. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.