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San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers takes place on Monday as the new MLB 2013 season gets underway. The 2012 World Series Champions will be looking to get a good start to the new season, and what better way to get started than to get a win against local California rivals the Dodgers. The game is scheduled to start at 4.10 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Dodgers will be looking to lay down their credentials for the season by taking down last year's champs today. They will send Matt Cain out to the hill and hope he can provide a firm platform for them to take down the Giant's big hitters.
Los Angeles have been touted as strong contenders for the NL West division this year, but they could not have gotten a more difficult opening day game than this one against the world champions.
"They are definitely the team to beat. We can talk about it until we're blue in the face, but until we start winning some games and be in first place for the majority of the season, there's really not much we can say about it," Kershaw has told ESPN ahead of today's big game.
The Dodgers fans have high expectations for the new season, and many believe this is their best team since the 2009 divisional championship winning team.
"We're pretty excited to be playing against the World Series champs, and hopefully we can come out and play the game we know how to play. It is a rivalry, but that's more for the fans, not for us. We're just trying to beat every team out there," star outfielder Matt Kemp has said.
San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers is scheduled to start at 4.10 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream on the MLB network by clicking here.