Astros to Host Division Rival Texas Rangers in First Series Back from All-Star Break

Series to include Nolan Ryan replica jersey giveaway, 80’s Night and Silver Boot giveaway; Astros to host Boston Red Sox to complete homestand

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/16/2015, 4:59 p.m.
The Houston Astros return home for their first series back from the All-Star Break this Friday to host the AL ...

Saturday, July 18 - 6:10 p.m. vs. Texas

Saturday is 80’s Night at Minute Maid Park! The Astros will be giving away a Nolan Ryan replica rainbow jersey to 10,000 fans, courtesy of Nolan Ryan Beef, and the Astros and Rangers players will wear 80’s throwback jerseys for that night’s 6:10 p.m. contest.

Because the Astros are expecting large crowds on Saturday, gates will be opening at 3:00 p.m. so fans can arrive early, enjoy Astros batting practice and pick up their special-edition Nolan Ryan Replica rainbow jerseys. The Union Station entrance will be closed all day on Saturday, so fans should plan to utilize alternative entrances to the ballpark.

Prior to Saturday’s contest, the Astros will be hosting over 300 military members and their families as they conduct an on-field official deployment ceremony for Texas National Guard 136th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. This marks the first deployment ceremony in Texas to ever take place at a major sporting event. The soldiers and their families will also receive tickets to that night’s Astros vs. Rangers game free of charge, and both the Astros vs. Rangers pregame ceremony and 6:10 p.m. contest will be broadcast overseas for our troops on the Armed Forces Network (AFN) with support from ROOT SPORTS and MLB. This night will mark the last one these soldiers will have with their families before they are deployed for approximately nine months.

The Houston Astros are hosting families from the Sunshine Kids for their second meet and greet of the season with Astros players and coaches. The meet and greet will be held in the press conference room following Astros batting practice.

Sunday, July 19 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Texas

In honor of MLB 2015 American League All-Star starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel’s scheduled 1:10 p.m. start on Sunday vs. the Rangers, the Astros will be hosting a special All-Star edition of Keuchel’s Korner. The new dedicated fan section, located in sections 105 and 106, includes a signature Keuchel beard giveaway and a special-edition, All-Star Game-inspired Keuchel T-shirt. For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/keuchelskorner.

Bring the whole family out to Minute Maid Park this Sunday with a Kroger Family 4-Pack. The options include four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a Lot C Parking Pass. This Sunday is also Kroger Family Sunday. Kids ages 5-14 can run the bases and Astros Buddies get front-of-the-line access. For Kroger Family 4-Pack or Kroger Family Sunday tickets, please visit www.astros.com/family or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.

Tuesday, July 21 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Boston

Starting Tuesday, the Astros will be offering $10 tickets as part of their H-Town Proud package, celebrating 2015 AL All-Star starters Jose Altuve and Dallas Keuchel. H-Town Proud $10 tickets will be available for all remaining Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday home games during the month of July, so fans can come down to the ballpark and cheer on their Houston All-Stars and the rest of the Astros squad. For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/htownproud.

Astros slugger and Whataburger enthusiast Evan Gattis will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at the 8307 North Highway 146 Whataburger location in Baytown on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. He will be joined by Astros mascot Orbit and the Shooting Stars team. Player is subject to change, and due to time constraints, autographs are not guaranteed.