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