Dodgers vs. Padres tracker, news, live updates: 2024 MLB season kicks off with Seoul Series in South Korea

Opening Day is still eight days away, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres kicked things off early Wednesday with MLB's first regular-season game in South Korea.

At the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Shohei Ohtani made his long-awaited regular-season debut in Dodger blue, and Tyler Glasnow also made his Dodgers debut when he took the mound against the Padres' Yu Darvish.

The Padres and Dodgers have both been in Seoul for a number of days. They've been able to get over any jetlag they experienced on the way, and they've also logged some playing time at the Gocheok Sky Dome. Both teams have played the Korean National Baseball Team as well as two teams from the KBO, Korea's equivalent to MLB.

But those were just exhibition games. Wednesday brought the real thing. Both teams will play a few more spring training games before the 2024 season really gets underway, but the regular season is finally here.

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  • Dodgers win 5-2! Check out the recap here.

    The Dodgers and Padres face off one more time in Seoul on Thursday morning at 6:05 a.m. ET. Yoshinobu Yamamoto will make his Dodgers debut against Joe Musgrove of the Padres.

  • Ohtani has done almost everything in his Dodgers debut: first hit, first RBI, and now his first whoopsie-doodle. He forgot to tag second base on his way back to first and got doubled up to end the eighth inning. At least he got it out of the way early, right?

  • Ohtani makes his mark on the game with his first RBI as a Dodger!

  • The Dodgers take the lead! Gavin Lux chops one to Jake Cronenworth in the infield, and he technically catches it, but the ball actually rips through the webbing of his glove and into the shallow outfield. Dodgers lead 4-2.

  • Kiké Hernandez, back with the Dodgers, hits a sacrifice fly to tie the game 2-2. Padres manager Mike Shildt has to dig back into his bullpen with runners on first and second and only one out.

  • Things are finally getting interesting here as the Dodgers have the bases loaded with no outs against Johny Brito, the former Yankees pitcher making his Padres debut.

  • Both offenses have been a little quiet so let's take a look at Ohtani's first Dodger hit from a different angle.

  • The game hasn't gotten out of hand, but the Dodgers could definitely use a little offense right now

  • The home plate umpire has been squeezing both pitchers, but Glasnow's wildness on the mound is worth watching.

  • A double play helps the Dodgers, but still forces them to give up the lead to the Padres.

  • Now it's Glasnow's turn. He's loaded the bases but with zero outs, and now the Padres have an opportunity to blow it wide open.

  • Even tennis legend Billie Jean King is in Seoul to see Ohtani!

  • The Dodgers scored their first run of 2024 on a Jason Heyward sacrifice fly, which led Padres manager Mike Shildt to make that long walk out to the mound and pull Darvish, his starter.

  • The Padres scored the first run of the game, but it looks like Darvish is on his last few batters as his control continues to suffer.

  • What started with an Ohtani hit led to the Dodgers clogging the bases in the third as Darvish continues to have issues with location. But Muncy swings through strike three and the Padres escape from danger — for now, at least...

  • Shohei Ohtani's first hit as a Dodger

    Shohei Ohtani has his first hit as a Dodger! He whipped a line drive to right field and then almost immediately stole second. Campusano the catcher barely got the ball out of his glove before he was already standing on second.

  • Glasnow has looked sharp, but allowed his first walk of the game (and the season) to Jurickson Profar in the second. Profar was almost immediately erased from the bases when Luis Campusano grounded out sharply to Mookie Betts for the third out.

  • We have actual footage to show you of Ohtani's first at-bat as a Dodger.

  • Third baseman Max Muncy has the first hit of the MLB season, a line drive single to center field that he followed with a stolen base. Just two innings into the season and the Dodgers are already feeling frisky.

  • Old friends alert! MLB's winningest Asian pitcher, Chan Ho Park, threw out the first pitch, and Ken Griffey Jr. is also at the game as a sports photographer.

  • Shohei Ohtani's first at-bat as a Dodger is in the books: a force out that included some confusion when umpire interference nullified a Betts stolen base.

  • Now it's official! Yu Darvish delivered the first pitch of the 2024 season: a ball to Mookie Betts.

    And a few pitches later, Darvish earned a pitch clock violation and Betts became the first baserunner of the 2024 season.

  • Good morning and welcome to the first regular season baseball game of 2024! The national anthems went off without a hitch.