Mariners v Rangers, 3/6/16
Finally Sunday came and we knew we were down to our last day of baseball. The weather on Sunday was probably the best of the weekend as far as providing some relief from the sun. We had some wind and a nice cloud covering to keep the temperature in the 70’s for the afternoon game between the Mariners and Rangers in Surprise, AZ. The Rangers share the stadium with the Royals so the stadium was well adorned with Royals Championship recognition.
Former Padre Seth Smith got the scoring started for Seattle in the first with a double, and by the end of 2 the Mariners were up 3-0. Roughned Odor finally got the Rangers on the board in the 5th with a fielders choice to first base, but they were only able to mount one more scoring drive the following inning and they fell 7-3. From a scoring perspective it was probably the most exciting game we saw all weekend, with 21 hits between the two teams.
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All in all Spring Training is a great way to take in some early baseball, get some sun, and have a great time in Arizona. If you haven’t gone before, I recommend it. Ticket prices for most games averaged around $20, with the difference between $25 gets you 4 rows behind the dugout in Peoria and a lawn seat at the Cubs park in Sloan.