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Local PD deletes Opening Day Twitter potshot at Rangers

Local PD deletes Opening Day Twitter potshot at Rangers

What's different is the Rangers pitching rotation. Lefty Cole Hamels and the Rangers are both still trying to get back to the World Series. Justin Verlander already has a World Series ring with the Astros, who acquired him in a trade at end of last August.

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The Rangers understand that nobody expects them to win the American League West or even earn an AL wild-card spot.

On the other hand, Texas looks like it will struggle to contend after back-to-back division titles in 2015-16. Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel's call of the game is available, as always, from MLB's At Bat app, as long as you're willing to fork over $4 a month for a subscription.

Verlander is pitching on opening day for the 10th time in 11 seasons.

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Of course, hosting World Champion Houston, brought plenty of Astros fans to Arlington.

Ty Blach pitched five shutout innings, and Joe Panik provided the only run of the game with a fifth-inning home run as San Francisco ended Clayton Kershaw's Opening Day winning streak with a victory at Los Angeles. "I'm excited to be here for a whole season". He is 6-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his six regular-season starts since his last-minute approval of a trade from the Detroit Tigers last August 31 that made him eligible for the Astros' postseason roster. Hamels will get the opening day start for Texas and was 11-6 with a 4.20 ERA and 105 strikeouts last season. He is 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA in his past five starts against Houston.

Game two between the Rangers and the Astros is tonight at 7:05 at Globe Life Park.

"We have a really good rivalry going", Hamels said. The Rangers didn't make a ton of earth shattering moves, acquiring arms like Mike Minor, Matt Moore and Doug Fisher, but the most intriguing story for Texas this season will be the major league return of Tim Lincecum.