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Rangers host Indians to open '17 campaign

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HOUSTON -- The Rangers will open the 2017 season on April 3 against the Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington, according to the schedule released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.

This will be the 26th time in 46 seasons the Rangers have opened at home, including seven of the last nine. They last opened against the Indians in 2009.

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HOUSTON -- The Rangers will open the 2017 season on April 3 against the Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington, according to the schedule released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.

This will be the 26th time in 46 seasons the Rangers have opened at home, including seven of the last nine. They last opened against the Indians in 2009.

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The Rangers' Interleague schedule calls for a home-and-home series against the Padres. All other Interleague games will be played against the National League East.

Rangers' 2017 schedule

The Rangers play at San Diego on May 8-9 and then host the Padres the next two days in Arlington. They host the Phillies on May 16-18, the Mets on June 6-7 and the Marlins on July 24-26.

The Rangers visit the Nationals on June 9-11, the Mets on Aug. 8-9 and the Braves on Sept 4-6. That will be the Rangers' first appearance in the Braves new ballpark, which is opening next year.

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The schedule also calls for 19 games against their four divisional opponents -- the Athletics, Mariners, Angels and Astros -- and six or seven games against the rest of the American League.

The Red Sox will be in Arlington from July 3-5, and the Yankees have a three-game series in Arlington from Sept. 8-10.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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