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Teams who enjoy close regional ties, such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, typically close out their preseason a game or series against each other. Colorado and Seattle have no such regional ties, making games Saturday’s in Salt Lake City possible.
"It’s an informal agreement," said Ryan Adamack, the Mariners’ senior vice president of communications. "We always want to make sure we have an opponent to play. And it doesn’t matter where we’re going to play. Everybody just wants to get out of Arizona."
Major League Baseball in Salt Lake City
1957 » San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Indians
1964 » Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox
1970 » Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres
1995 » Minnesota Twins vs. Salt Lake Buzz
1999 » Minnesota Twins vs. Salt Lake Buzz
Mariners vs. Rockies
At Spring Mobile Ballpark
Saturday, 1 p.m.
The weather matters, too. And the forecast is favorable for Saturday.
"We want to create a better relationship with Salt Lake," Monfort said. "Salt Lake is like our partner city, I mean it really should be. So we want to do anything in our power to build our relationship."
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