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Texas Rangers host Milwaukee, Seattle, and Houston, August 13-21

Arlington, Texas-The Texas Rangers open an eight-game homestand tomorrow night that features a two-game interleague series with the Milwaukee Brewers and three games each against a pair of A.L. West Division foes, the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros.

On the homestand there will be four promotional giveaways, a Friday Fireworks night, and a post-game concert by Texas country artist Stoney LaRue.

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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.

The homestand begins with two games against Milwaukee on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13-14 at 7:05 p.m. On Tuesday, the first 30,000 fans will receive a Sweet Baby Ray's Rangers Beer Stein. The Rangers will also honor Ron Washington for becoming the team's all-time leader in wins for a manager. The Texas skipper recorded his 582nd victory at the helm on August 4 in Oakland to surpass Bobby Valentine. Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Wednesday and Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday take place on August 14. Wednesday is also Japanese America Night with special pre-game ceremonies planned.

The Mariners make their final Arlington appearance of 2013 with 7:05 games on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17 and a 2:05 p.m. contest on Sunday, August 18. Post-game Friday Fireworks will be to music of Elvis Presley and the Wheeling Elvi will perform prior to the fireworks show to add to the festivities. On Saturday, the first 10,000 youngsters, 13 and under will receive a Chicken Express Wrestling Mask. Budweiser presents Stoney LaRue in Concert following the game with the Texas country artist performing on-field. The concert is free of charge to all fans holding game tickets that night and a limited number of field passes can be purchased for $10.00 at texasrangers.com or at the Rangers Ballpark ticket office. 

Also on August 17, Whataburger and the Rangers are teaming up to strike out hunger. Bring two non-perishable food items to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on that night and receive a coupon good for a free Whataburger while supplies last. All donations will support the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Another kids giveaway takes place on Sunday when the first 10,000 fans 13 and under get a Dr Pepper/Albertsons Market Back to School Gym Bag.

The 2013 Lone Star Series continues with 7:05 p.m. games against the Astros on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 19-21. The first 30,000 fans receive a Smile Generation TEXAS Camo Cap on Tuesday night. Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Wednesday and Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday take place again on August 21.

Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:

Tuesday, August 13 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD   

  • Sweet Baby Ray's Rangers Beer Stein for first 30,000 fans
  • Ozarka Online Ticket Tuesday 
  • Ron Washington honored in pre-game ceremony for most career wins as a Rangers manager

Wednesday, August 14 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

  • Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday (youngsters 13 and under)
  • Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
  • Japanese America Night with pre-game ceremony
  • Japanese drum group Kiyari Daiko pre-game performance on concourse, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 16 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:05 p.m. - TXA 21-HD

  • Fireworks Friday postgame featuring music of Elvis Presley
  • Wheeling Elvi post-game performance
  • Las Vegas Pack Your Bags Trip post-game giveaway 

Saturday, August 17 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

  • Chicken Express Wrestling Masks for first 10,000 youngsters, 13 and under
  • Budweiser presents Stoney LaRue in Concert (post-game on field)
  • KIA K-Zone in Sections 201-208 (all fans with tickets in those sections receive a free K-Zone t-shirt and K-card)
  • National Anthem by Stoney LaRue
  • Mystery Ball Sale to benefit Ruptured Ducks at home plate entrance from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Whataburger Strike Out Hunger Drive 

Sunday, August 18 vs. Seattle Mariners - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD Gates open at 12 noon

  • Dr Pepper/Albertsons Market Back to School Gym Bag for first 10,000 youngsters, 13 and under
  • Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and under)
  • Jr. Rangers and Summer Reading Club pre-game on-field parades
  • Chevy Kids Take the Field pre-game 
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Crafting at the Ballpark Day at first base gate
  • Faith Day post-game in Lower Home Run Porch
  • Run the Bases post-game

Monday, August 19 vs. Houston Astros - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD   

  • Carter BloodCare Night at the Ballpark

Tuesday, August 20 vs. Houston Astros - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD   

  • Smile Generation TEXAS Camo Cap for first 30,000 fans
  • Ozarka Online Ticket Tuesday 
  • Fox Sports Southwest/Texas Rangers Foundation On-Air Benefit for tornado victims in Oklahoma and North Texas

Wednesday, August 21 vs. Houston Astros - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD

  • Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday (youngsters 13 and under)
  • Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
  • Adrian Beltre honored as A.L./Rangers July Player of the Month in pre-game ceremony
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