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Rockies announce 2013 spring training schedule

The Colorado Rockies will play 33 games, 16 at home, in Scottsdale, Ariz. as part of the team's spring training schedule.


The Colorado Rockies announced the team's spring training schedule on Friday, featuring 33 games of Cactus League play and 17 games total at the Rockies' Spring Training site in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Per Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the schedule will feature an exhibition game against Team USA on March 6 at 7:10 p.m. MT in the midst of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The game will be one of five home games at night for the Rockies, the others being played against Kansas City (March 8), Cincinnati (March 18), San Diego (March 23) and Cleveland (March 25).

The spring training schedule opens with a home-and-home against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom the Rockies share the Spring Training facility. The Rockies play five of their first seven games at Salt River Fields.

According to the team, all home games will begin at 1:10 p.m. local time, with the exception of the five night games, with away games beginning at 1:05 p.m. The Rockies will play two road games at night, against Cincinnati (March 15) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (March 26).