The Rangers will play their first interleague series of 2016 when the Pirates come to Globe Life Park for games on Friday, May 27 (7:05 p.m.), Saturday, May 28 (6:15 p.m.), and Sunday, May 29 (2:05 p.m.). It will mark the first time that Rangers manager Jeff Banister will face his former team as well as the first time Texas and Pittsburgh have met since 2013.
The series opener will be Father/Daughter night and the post-game fireworks show will be set to music with that theme. It will also be University of North Texas night. On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans 14 years of age and older entering the park will receive a PowerAde Rangers Beach Towel. May 28 is also Korean Heritage Night sponsored by LG OLED TV with pre-game ceremonies including a Tae Kwon Do performance.
The homestand concludes on Sunday afternoon, when the first 15,000 fans entering Globe Life Park receive a Nitto Blue Dot Bobblehead, the first of three in the series of Dot Bobblehead giveaways in 2016. It is also Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday with $1.00 ice cream products on sale for youngsters 13 years of age and under.
Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.
Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:
Monday, May 23 vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7:05 p.m. - FS1
· Team of the Month presentations for Highland Village 8U Storm and the Benton Lady Tigers Softball team
Tuesday, May 24 vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
Wednesday, May 25 vs. Los Angeles Angels - 1:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
· Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Day
· Special Olympics Torch Run- Elvis Andrus will present a $5,000 check to the Special Olympics of Texas and host Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers at the game
· National Anthem performed by Josh Weathers
Friday, May 27 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD
· University of North Texas Night
· Star Spangled Banner performed by Goodtimes Choir
· Father/Daughter themed post-game fireworks
· New Era Alumni Alley-catcher Jim Sundberg, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6:15 p.m. - FOX Gates open at 4:00 p.m.
· PowerAde Rangers Beach Towel (first 15,000, 14 and older)
· Korean Heritage Night sponsored by LG OLED TV
· First pitch by Korean Society President Suk Chan Yu
· First Pitch by RG3 and military veteran Bill Graham of Waco, Graham's home was remodeled by Family of 3, A Robert Griffin III Foundation
· Star Spangled Banner and Korean National Anthem performed by K-Pop artist So Hyang
· God Bless America performed by Norris Perry
· New Era Alumni Alley-pitcher Jose Guzman, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 29 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
· Nitto Tire Blue Dot Bobblehead (first 15,000)
· Ian Desmond will present a check for runs scored during the month of May to the Children's Tumor Foundation
· First pitch by Rachelle Simpson, Texas-based female cliff diver who won the 2014 & 2015 Red Bull Cliff Diving Women's World Series and will be participating in the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Possum Kingdom Lake on June 4
· Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America performed by Daphne Willis
· Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and younger)
· Kids Run the Bases