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  • A century later, baseball’s back in Australia

    Ground staff on Monday prepare the baseball field that has been specially built for the Major League Baseball opening series at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The MLB season-opening two-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney will be played this weekend. Rick Rycroft/The Associated Press

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 4:58 pm | Updated: 11:44 pm, Mon Mar 17, 2014.

SYDNEY — Major League Baseball is back in town, and it’s been a while. A century, in fact.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks were winging their way across the Pacific Ocean on Monday on separate chartered jets for their historic two-game series to open the MLB season Saturday and Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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