Texas Rangers: Mexico City Red Devils

Ex-Mav Eduardo Najera throwing first pitch

March, 28, 2013
3/28/13
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Former Mavericks forward Eduardo Najera is slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday's Rangers-Mexico City Rojas Diablos game.

Najera, always a fan favorite for the Mavericks, was just the second native of Mexico to play in the NBA when he debuted with the Mavericks in 2000.

This is the second consecutive year the Rangers have played the Red Devils in Arlington, so Najera was a natural selection to throw out the first pitch.

Najera played for five teams in 12 NBA season, including his first four seasons with the Mavericks (2000-04) and again in Dallas in 2010. Najera is currently the head coach of the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.

Lineups: Texas Rangers vs. Mexico City Red Devils

March, 28, 2013
3/28/13
4:12
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ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers have returned home and will take the field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for a test run Thursday night against the Mexico City Red Devils.

Here are the lineups:

TEXAS RANGERS

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
DH Lance Berkman
3B Adrian Beltre
LF David Murphy
RF Nelson Cruz
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
CF Craig Gentry
SP: RHP Yu Darvish

Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. David Reyes

March, 28, 2013
3/28/13
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish makes his final start of the spring when the Rangers host the Mexico City Red Devils on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. He will be opposed by David Reyes. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and will be televised locally on Ch. 21. A quick look at the matchup:

Darvish (1-1, 1.98 spring ERA): Darvish gets his final tuneup before Tuesday’s start in the second game of the regular season at Houston ... He is expected to work four innings ... Darvish allowed two home runs Saturday against Cincinnati in his first start since being skipped in the rotation due to stiffness in his neck ... He threw 78 pitches, allowing three hits and striking out five ... He has three walks in 14 2/3 innings after walking eight in 15 innings last spring.

Reyes (0-0, 3.38): Reyes was the Mexican Winter League’s 2012-13 Rookie of the Year ... The right-hander, who will be 22 in April, has made one start in the current Triple-A Mexican League season, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings ... He had nine strikeouts and no walks ... Former Rangers pitcher Esteban Loaiza is also on the Red Devils roster.

Hitters: Rangers' top spring batters -- Jeff Baker (23-for-55, 1 HR, 7 RBIs), Elvis Andrus (20-for-50, 2 HR, 9 RBIs), Mitch Moreland (22-for-57, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs).

Rangers host Mexico City on Thursday

March, 26, 2013
3/26/13
5:05
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The Texas Rangers will host the Mexico City Red Devils of the Triple-A Mexican League in an exhibition game at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Tickets range from $10-20 and can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS and at the Rangers Ballpark first base ticket office.

Yu Darvish is scheduled to make his final start of spring for Texas.

The Rangers defeated the Red Devils 13-4 last year in Arlington in front of a crowd of 30,829.

Rangers to play Mexico City Red Devils

December, 5, 2011
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The Rangers announced Monday evening that they will play an exhibition game April 3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington against the Mexico City Red Devils (Triple-A of the Mexican League).

The club will have more details Tuesday morning.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182