Rangers postponed; day-night DH Sunday
Game 1 will start at 12:05 p.m. with Game 2 beginning at 6:05 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Both games can be heard on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and seen on FSSW.
It’s the first split doubleheader in Rangers Ballpark history. Texas has played six split doubleheaders on the road, including April 21 of this season at Detroit.
Both teams will then be flying to the west coast after the second game with the Angels heading to Seattle and the Rangers going to Oakland.
"I don't like it (doubleheader), but we've got to play it, so you play it," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "It's something that has to be done."
Yu Darvish goes up against Zack Greinke to open the doubleheader. Saturday's scheduled matchup, Derek Holland vs. Ervin Santana, follows.
Washington said Geovany Soto would catch Darvish in Game 1 with Mike Napoli handling the duties behind the plate for Holland's start in Game 2.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
Play Podcast Nelson Cruz joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' series in Oakland, his ups and downs at the plate and if the PED talks before the season were a distraction.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Oakland for his weekly visit.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss his role with the Rangers. Ryan says that he has not been in contact with the Astros about a possible opening and he doesn't think that he would be interested anyway.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit and wastes no time sounding off on MLB umpire Angel Hernandez.
Play Podcast Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland joins GAC from Milwaukee to discuss what it was like facing former teammate Scott Feldman, Texas' upcoming series and more.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Milwaukee for his weekly visit and discusses Nick Tepesch, the Rangers' rotation, interleague play and more.