Rangers host Blue Jays and Mariners during six-game homestand, May 25-30

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers return to Arlington on Friday for a six-game homestand that features three contests each with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners.

The Blue Jays make their only 2012 appearance at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington with a 7:05 p.m. game on Friday, May 25 and 2:05 p.m. contests on Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27. All reserved seats for all three games of the Toronto series have been sold out except for a limited number of obstructed view and scattered single seats. In addition, over 2000 standing room tickets remain for each game of the weekend series.

Click It or Ticket presents Post-Game Fireworks following tomorrow night’s game. Prior to the game, 2012 HP Byron Nelson Champion Jason Dufner will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the 40th Anniversary Game Ball Delivery will be made by former Rangers infielder Bill Stein on the 31st anniversary of his A.L. record seventh consecutive pinch hit.

On Saturday fans with a game ticket can attend the Casting Crowns concert presented by I AM SECOND beginning at noon on the north lawn before the 2:05 p.m. game. The first 30,000 fans entering the park will also receive a MLB Network Drawstring Backpack. On Sunday members of the local Boy Scouts will attend the game and participate in a pre-game parade. The first 10,000 youngsters, 13 and under entering the park on Sunday will receive a Dr Pepper Tom Thumb Nelson Cruz white jersey.

The Mariners are in town for 7:05 p.m. games on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 28-30. Good reserved seats remain for all three games. On Memorial Day, the 531st Air Force Band Brass Quintet will perform the National Anthem and the United States Marines Honor Guard will present the U.S. colors. A moment of silence will be observed at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in honor of Memorial Day.

Game-by-game highlights of the homestand: 

Friday, May 25, 2012–vs. Toronto Blue Jays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD

  • Ceremonial first pitch by 2012 HP Byron Nelson champion, Jason Dufner
  • Verizon Wireless Fireworks Friday. The Texas Rangers will offer $10 cash parking for Friday’s game. Click It or Ticket Post-Game Fireworks will feature “Summertime” music
  • Game ball delivery by INF Bill Stein

Saturday, May 26, 2012 – vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 2:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD     Gates Open at 10:30 a.m.

  • Casting Crowns pre-game concert presented by I AM SECOND on North Lawn beginning at noon
  • MLB Network Drawstring Backpack for first 30,000 fans
  • Josh Hamilton A.L. and Rangers April Player of the Month pre-game presentation
  • Special Olympics presentation with Elvis Andrus
  • Game ball delivery by OF Donald Harris

Sunday, May 27, 2012 – vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 2:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD             Gates Open at noon

  • Boy Scout pre-game parade at 1:00 p.m.
  • Dr Pepper Tom Thumb Nelson Cruz White Jersey for first 10,000 fans 13 and under
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday ($1.00 for youngsters 13 and under)
  • Game ball delivery by OF Dave Hostetler
  • Southwest Airlines Faces of Freedom presentation

Monday May 28, 2012 – vs. Seattle Mariners– 7:05 p.m. –FSSW-HD

  • Memorial Day pre-game ceremony
  • National Anthem performed by 531st Air Force Band Brass Quintet
  • The United States Marines Honor Guard will present the colors of the United States of America
  • Game ball delivery by RHP Tim Crabtree

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – vs. Seattle Mariners – 7:05 p.m. –FSSW-HD

  • Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation presentation
  • Game ball delivery by 1B Pete O’Brien

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – vs. Seattle Mariners – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD

  • Ozarka Website Wednesday. Tickets are half price in Upper Reserved, Upper Box, Lexus Club Terrace and Lower Reserved when purchased on texasrangers.com
  • Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
  • Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday
  • Ceremonial first pitch by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
  • Game ball delivery by LHP Mike Jeffcoat