Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/12/12
The Texas Rangers won't have to wait long to play their new American League West division rivals in 2013. Texas will open the season April 2 on the road at Houston. The Rangers will follow that series with their home opener April 5 against the Los Angeles Angels to start a six-game homestand. The Houston series will mark the first time since 2008 the Rangers have opened the season on the road. The 2013 schedule was released Tuesday and the Rangers will play their four West foes 19 times each in 2013. The Rangers will also play 20 interleague games next year with the Arizona Diamondbacks tabbed as their prime rival, with the teams playing two series. The Rangers will play a scheduled doubleheader on Memorial Day in Phoenix. It's the first scheduled doubleheader for Texas since 1991. In addition to the Diamondbacks, the Rangers will host Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee in interleague series at Rangers Ballpark. Texas will also play interleague road series at Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis. Texas also hosts Seattle July 4 as part of a nine-game homestand and closes the season with a seven-game homestand against the Astros and Angels. Texas also has an 11-game homestand in June that features a pair of four-game series against Toronto and Oakland.
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