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Express Returns Home for Eight-Game Homestand on Saturday
Rangers Triple-A Affiliate Welcomes New Orleans and Albuquerque to Town
04/18/2013 5:31 PM ET

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express returns to the friendly confines of Dell Diamond on Saturday, April 20 for an eight-game, nine-day homestand against the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins) and the Albuquerque Isotopes (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) for four-games apiece.

The Zephyrs series will feature Express team photos, presented by AT&T for the first 2,500 fans to enter the gates on Saturday, April 20. Also during the New Orleans series, the Express will don the 1959 Austin Senators jerseys for the second time as a part of Turn Back Tuesday on April 23. Round Rock will be looking for revenge against the Zephyrs as the E-Train dropped 3-of-4 to the Z's to open an eight-game road trip (April 12-15).

After an off day on Wednesday, the Express will welcome the Albuquerque Isotopes into Dell Diamond for a four-game set. The series opener, April 25, will be Round Rock's second annual Bark in the Park night that will include sliders and slobber as fans are encouraged to bring their dogs with them to the ball park (advanced registration required). Also during the series, the Express will feature multiple giveaways include reusable grocery bags, presented by H-E-B. The Isotopes will bring in four of the Dodgers' top 20 prospects (MLB.com) as RHP Matt Magill (#7), catcher Tim Federowicz (#9), RHP Chris Withrow (#10) and outfielder Alex Castellanos (#18) will all be present in the visitor's dugout. Along with Rangers' top prospects Jurickson Profar, Mike Olt, Engel Beltre and more, the field promises to be filled with tomorrow's stars today.

Plans for a tribute to both the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas are still being finalized. Details will be released as they are available. The Express will hold a moment of silence for all of the victims of both devastating events prior to the series opener on Saturday.

Express games are broadcast on The Horn 104.9 FM ESPN Austin and steamed live online at www.RoundRockExpress.com

Below are highlights and promotions for each game in the eight-game homestand:

Saturday, April 20   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)
media partner:
  104.9 The Horn (ESPN Austin) | KXAN

  • Express team photo giveaway (first 2,500 fans) - presented by AT&T

Sunday, April 21   |   1:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)
media partner:
  Spirit 105.9 FM (Crista Communications) | KVUE

  • H-E-B Kids Day
    • Pre-game kids carnival
    • Post-game kids run the bases
  • Junior Sluggers VIP Event - Pre-game Photo in the Dugout


Monday, April 22   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)
media partner:
  101X FM (Emmis Austin Radio)

  • $1 hot dogs and sodas - presented by Mrs Baird's
  • Tyson Foods Night - presented by Tyson's Foods


Tuesday, April 23   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)
media partner:
  KVET 98.1 (Clear Channel Communications)

  • Turn Back Tuesdays - presented by Cedar Park Premier Dentistry
    • Enjoy times of the past with half-price tickets. The Express will wear throwback uniforms similar to those the 1959 Texas League Champion Austin Senators wore.


Wednesday, April 24   |   Off Day


Thursday, April 25   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers)
media partners:
   103.5 BOB FM (Emmis Austin Radio)

  • "Bark in the Park" Night - presented by Premier Animal Hospital
  • The Original Thirsty Thursday - presented by Firetrol Protection Systems
    • Enjoy discounted draft beer and $1 sodas!

Friday, April 26   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers)
media partners:
   96.7 KISS FM (Clear Channel Radio)

  • Budweiser Friday Fireworks - presented by Budweiser
    • Stick around after the game for an exciting post-game fireworks show!

Saturday, April 27   |   7:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers)
media partners:
   104.9 The Horn (ESPN Austin) | KXAN

  • Reusable Grocery Bag giveaway (first 2,500 fans) - presented by H-E-B


Sunday, April 28   |   1:05 p.m.   |   Express vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers)
media partner:
  Spirit 105.9 FM (Crista Communications) | KVUE

  • H-E-B Kids Day
    • Pre-game kids carnival
    • Post-game kids run the bases
  • Ballplayer Necklace giveaway (all kids 12 and under) - presented by Sanders Morris Harris

 

For more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook and Twitter!

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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