Dodgers History

Opening Day 1988

April 4, 1988 – Steve Sax hit a leadoff home run in the first inning on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, but Los Angeles loses 5-1 against San Francisco. Left-hander Dave Dravecky allowed just two more hits en route to the complete-game victory. It was the final career Opening Day assignment for Fernando Valenzuela, who started six of eight openers between 1981 and 1988.