Rangers to host Athletics April 7-9 for final three games of opening homestand

Friday Fireworks, Rangers Lightweight Jacket giveaway, and Rangers Umbrella giveaway highlight homestand

The first homestand of the season continues tomorrow, Friday, April 7, as the Texas Rangers open a three-game weekend series with the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
The division-rival A's and Rangers square off Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m., then the homestand concludes Sunday with a 2:05 p.m. matchup.
 
Friday marks the first TXU Energy Friday Fireworks of the season, which will be set to the music of famous Texas artists with #LonestarGrit.
 
On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans (14 and older) will receive a TXU Energy Rangers Lightweight jacket. And the giveaways continue Sunday, with an AT&T Rangers Umbrella for the first 15,000 fans (14 and older).
 
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 series:
 
Friday, April 7 vs. Oakland Athletics - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW     

  • New Era Alumni Alley-outfielder Rusty Greer, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (left field main concourse)
  • Budweiser pre-game tailgate on the north lawn from 5:00-7:00 p.m. celebrating National Beer Day
  • Pre-game presentation for the improvements Scotts, MLB, and the Texas Rangers partnered on at Pleasant Oaks Baseball Field in Dallas
  • National Anthem performed by the Central Men's Chorus
  • God Bless America performed by X-Alt
  • TXU Energy Friday Fireworks set to the music of Famous Texas Artists with Lone Star Grit

Saturday, April 8 vs. Oakland Athletics - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW   

  • New Era Alumni Alley-catcher Jim Sundberg, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (left field main concourse)
  • TXU Energy Rangers Lightweight Jacket giveaway (first 15,000, 14 and older)
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Night
  • First pitch by Arlington Corporal Elise Bowden, who was injured in the line of duty
  • National Anthem performed by jazz trumpet player Freddie Jones
  • God Bless America performed by Deputy Gabrielle Tahmahkera

Sunday, April 9 vs. Oakland Athletics - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW - Gates Open at 12:30 p.m.  

  • AT&T Ranger Umbrella giveaway (first 15,000, 14 and older)
  • Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and younger)
  • Kids Run the Bases postgame
  • National Anthem performed by Centennial High School Choir
  • God Bless America performed by Tommy Ray Williams