Rangers-Angels series a hot ticket

Just a few thousand tickets remain for each of the three games of the Rangers' series against the Angels on May 11-13.

According to the Rangers, 3,000 tickets are left for the Friday opener, 2,750 for the Saturday meeting and 5,500 for Sunday's finale.

The series could see former Rangers starter C.J. Wilson duel his replacement, Yu Darvish, on May 11. It would also mark Angels offseason acquisition Albert Pujols' first trip to the Ballpark since last fall's World Series -- he homered three times for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3.

The Rangers were nine games ahead of the last-place Angels entering May.