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Rangers to Open 2017 at Home Against Cleveland

Texas will host Marlins, Mets, Padres, and Phillies in interleague play

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The 2016 season is far from over for the Texas Rangers, but we know what day they'll open up the 2017 campaign and who they'll face.

    The team announced Wednesday the Indians will travel to Arlington to open the season against the Rangers on Monday, April 3.

    Major League Baseball announced the complete 2017 schedule, which includes interleague games for Texas against the Marlins, Mets, Padres and Phillies.

    Game times for the 2017 schedule will be announced at a later date. The complete schedule is below.

    In a statement Wednesday, the Rangers said the following:

    This will mark the 26th time in 46 seasons that the Rangers have opened at home, the seventh in the last nine years. It will be the fourth occasion on which the Rangers have opened with the Indians, winning at Cleveland Stadium in 1982, losing in 1984 and winning in 1988 at Arlington Stadium, and winning at Globe Life Park in 2009.

    The Rangers will also host Cleveland on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4-5 before concluding the opening homestand with three games against the Oakland A’s, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7-9. The team then goes on a nine-game West Coast trip to the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle, and Oakland with the road opener in Anaheim on Monday, April 10.

    With 15 teams in each league, interleague play will take place throughout the entire regular season for the fifth straight year. Clubs will again play 19 games against division opponents (76 total games) and either six or seven contests vs. non-divisional league opponents in home and home series (66 total games). Each club will also play 20 interleague games (10 home/10 road), with the Rangers facing San Diego and the five N.L. East clubs in 2017.

    Texas will play 19 times each versus A.L. West Division foes Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle. In interleague play, the Rangers will have two-game home and home series with the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Texas rounds out its interleague schedule by hosting the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies for three games each and traveling to the Atlanta Braves new ballpark and the Washington Nationals for three-game series.

    The 2017 home schedule also features four-game series with the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, and Toronto Blue Jays. Texas will be at home on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 versus Tampa Bay and Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4 against Boston. The club also plays its final seven games of the regular season at Globe Life Park in Arlington, hosting the Houston Astros (Sept. 25-27) and Oakland A’s (Sept. 28-Oct. 1).

    2017 TEXAS RANGERS OPPONENTS
    Team -- Home/Road
    Baltimore Orioles 3/4
    Oakland A’s 10/9
    Boston Red Sox 3/3
    Seattle Mariners 10/9
    Chicago White Sox 4/3
    Tampa Bay Rays 3/3
    Cleveland Indians 3/4
    Toronto Blue Jays 4/3
    Detroit Tigers 3/3
    Atlanta Braves 0/3
    Houston Astros 9/10
    Miami Marlins 3/0
    Kansas City Royals 4/3
    New York Mets 2/2
    Los Angeles Angels 9/10
    Philadelphia Phillies 3/0
    Minnesota Twins 3/4
    San Diego Padres 2/2
    New York Yankees 3/3
    Washington Nationals 0/3