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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Cole Hamels, LHP
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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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To Be Announced

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Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Coming off a third-place finish in voting for the AL Cy Young Award, Kluber will make his third straight Opening Day start. The righty is aiming for his fourth 200-inning, 200-strikeout season in a row.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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This will be the first Opening Day start for Darvish in the Major Leagues, although he did it five times in Japan for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He is the ninth different Opening Day starter for the Rangers in the past nine years.

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Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco was limited to 146 1/3 innings last year due to injuries, but he returns as Cleveland's No. 2 starter. He dealt with mild elbow inflammation during the spring, but he recovered in time for the season.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez made 18 starts in Arlington last year and was 8-3 with a 3.24 ERA that was the seventh lowest home ERA in the American League. He made one start against the Indians last season and allowed six runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

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