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Texas Rangers Homestand Highlights: April 30-May 5

The Texas Rangers will face the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox for three games each on the team's upcoming homestand which begins on Tuesday night.

The White Sox will be in Arlington for 7:05 p.m. games on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-2. The first 30,000 fans entering Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Tuesday receive a Coca-Cola Picnic Blanket. May 1 is Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday. On Thursday, some 700 dogs will be in attendance at Bark in the Park presented by Natural Balance and Petco (registration is closed for this event). Bark in the Park will include a pre-game on-field Dog Day Parade and a special ceremonial first pitch by Norman the Scooter Dog.

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The Rangers and Red Sox will play on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2:05 p.m. The Friday Night Fireworks will be themed to Dance to the Music. The first 30,000 fans receive a hot-off-the-press 2013 Texas Rangers Yearbook on Sunday.

2013 Major League Baseball Firestone All-Star Balloting begins in-park on April 30 and will take place at all Rangers home games through June 16. The nine Rangers on the 2013 ballot are: 1B-Mitch Moreland; 2B-Ian Kinsler; SS-Elvis Andrus; 3B-Adrian Beltre; OF-Nelson Cruz, Leonys Martin, David Murphy; C-A.J. Pierzynski; DH-Lance Berkman. Fans may also vote on-line at texasrangers.com.

Tickets for the upcoming homestand and all 2013 home games can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington ticket office.

Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:

Tuesday, April 30 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

  • Coca-Cola Picnic Blankets for first 30,000 fans
  • MLB Firestone All-Star Balloting begins in-park
  • Ozarka Online Ticket Tuesday
  • HEB ISD Night

Wednesday, May 1 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

  • Dr. Pepper Autograph Wednesday
  • Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
  • Keller ISD Night

Thursday, May 2 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD        

  • Bark in the Park presented by Natural Balance and Petco (will call opens at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Dog Day Parade pregame
  • Norman the Scooter Dog ceremonial first pitch
  • Northwest ISD Night

Friday, May 3 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:05 p.m. - TXA 21-HD

  • Fireworks Friday postgame featuring Dance to the Music
  • Arlington Appreciation Night pregame ceremony

Saturday, May 4 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

Sunday, May 5 vs. Boston Red Sox - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

  • 2013 Rangers Yearbooks for first 30,000 fans
  • Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and under)
  • Chevy Kids Take the Field pregame
  • Run the Bases following the game
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