2011 season starts at home vs. Boston

As if Opening Day in Arlington isn't a big enough draw, the Rangers' opponent to start the 2011 season will be the Boston Red Sox.

Major League Baseball released the complete 2011 schedule Tuesday night, revealing that the Rangers will open at Rangers Ballpark for the third consecutive season. You can see the full schedule here. Game times have yet to be determined.

The Rangers play the first six games of the season at home, starting April 1, before heading east for a nine-game trip through Baltimore, Detroit and New York.

Season highlights include:

  • The New York Yankees have just one trip to Arlington, May 6-8.

  • In addition to the season-opening three-game series, the Red Sox will be in town for a four-game series Aug. 22-25.

  • The Rangers are home July 4 to face the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Along with the two Silver Boot series against the Houston Astros (June 20-22 home, June 28-30 in Houston), the Rangers' interleague opponents will be the New York Mets (June 24-26) and Florida Marlins (July 1-3) at home and the Philadelphia Phillies (May 20-22) and Atlanta Braves (June 17-19) on the road.

  • The season ends with a 12 straight games against AL West rivals, capped by a three-game road series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 26-28.