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Rangers rained out again
06/09/2004  8:42 PM ET
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers and the Pirates will have to wait one more day to resume their series at Ameriquest Field in Arlington.

For the second consecutive night, the game between the clubs was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader Thursday, with the first game scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. and the second game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m.

The rainout is the third of the season for the Rangers at Ameriquest Field in Arlington and the 11th June rainout in Arlington history.

Tickets for Tuesday's rainout game can be used for admittance to Thursday's doubleheader or exchanged for a ticket of equal value to any future game this season, subject to availability. Tickets from Wednesday's rainout can be exchanged for a ticket to any future game this season of equal value, subject to availability, including Thursday's doubleheader.

Additionally, as a special ticket offer for Thursday's doubleheader, all upper level tickets will be available for $2. Fans who entered Ameriquest Field in Arlington for Wednesday's game received a voucher good for a ticket to the Rangers game against the Mariners on Wednesday, June 23.

Joaquin Benoit (2-2), Tuesday's (and Wednesday's) scheduled starter, will pitch in game one of the doubleheader against Pittsburgh's Oliver Perez, also originally scheduled to start Tuesday and Wednesday. Texas left-hander Kenny Rogers is scheduled to pitch in game two against Pirates starter Josh Fogg in the series finale.

Thursday's doubleheader will be the first time the Rangers have played two doubleheaders at home in a season since 1993. It marks the fifth time in Arlington history the team has been rained out on consecutive days and the first time there have been three rainouts in Arlington since 1989.

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