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Dodgers 2023 Schedule: When Do the Houston Astros Come to LA?

With the release of the Dodgers’ 2023 schedule on Wednesday, there’s a lot to look forward to as the Dodgerscould potentially be defending their 2022 World Series title.

The Dodgers and Astros were in the National League West together for 25 years (1969-93) and even faced each other in the 1981 NL Division Series, but it wasn’t until late 2019, when it was revealed that the Astros cheated to beat the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series, that there was any sort of real rivalry between the two teams.

Since word of the cheating came down, there has been bad blood galore. Joe Kelly was suspended in 2020 after nearly hitting both Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa with pitches and then making faces and exchanging bad words with Correa after striking him out.

Astros prospects were booed at the 2022 Futures Game at Dodger Stadium, hurting the feelings of a subset of fans and writers who don’t understand how sports fandom works. And Correa was showered with boos when his new team, the Minnesota Twins, visited Chavez Ravine earlier this month.

Beginning in 2023, every MLB team will play at least one series with every other team, which means we will get new chapters in this rivalry every year. The first of those chapters will begin on June 23, 2023, when Houston comes to town for a three-game weekend series in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers are currently the best team in baseball, and the Astros hold the best record in the American League. Anything can happen in the postseason, but it’s not crazy to think these two teams could meet up this October in the World Series, which would make next June’s series a Fall Classic rematch.

As if this series needed more heat than it was already going to have.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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