Football has ended. Basketball is nearing its conclusion. But baseball is in full swing—literally—here in Phoenix. With just days left before the Cactus League’s Spring Training events conclude, now’s the time to head out to the field and embrace America’s pastime. Check out our Honda dealers’ road trip-ready calendar below, and make the best of the final week of baseball’s glorious Spring Training season.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants (Friday, March 24th)
Start the road trip off right! Visit the Talking Stick in Scottsdale to watch the Nolan Arenado-led Rockies club host the San Fran Giants and their ravenous arms of Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto. It should be a spectacular Spring Training game to precede the regular season’s tight NL West race.
Milwaukee Brewers @ Kansas City Royals (Saturday, March 25th)
For Saturday’s Spring Training action, just head west toward Surprise Stadium in (surprise) Surprise, AZ, where the Royals will be set to thrash the Brewers. These up-and-coming Midwest teams are looking to push past their .500 win-loss ratios from last season, so expect the big guns to come out for this final week of Spring Training.
San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs (Sunday, March 26th)
After a century without a title, the Chicago Cubs finally pulled it off last year. Now they’re preparing to protect and continue their legacy. The Padres, after a dismal 2016 season, are on the verge of taking it to the next level. Can this San Diego team take the champs down when they venture into Mesa’s Sloan Park? Don’t count them out.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox (Monday, March 27th)
Always playing the part of “little brother,” the White Sox, having acquired some talented players in the offseason, are ready to break out big this year. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are always perennial favorites to bring home the Commissioner’s Trophy. When the Sox head to the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, we’ll get to see which clubhouse is ready for the regular season.
Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels (Tuesday, March 28th)
The Tempe Diablo Stadium will house tons of baseball fun when the Athletics take on the Angels in this final week of Spring Training. Can the bat of Khris Davis take the Athletics over the wall, or will it be Mike Trout putting his LA club on his shoulders?
Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds (Wednesday, March 29th)
The Goodyear Ballpark is one of our favorite fields in Arizona, and it’s where the Reds live during Spring Training. If there is truly an advantage of playing on your home field, this Cincinnati team will certainly need the help when they duke it out with last year’s AL Central-winning Indians club.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cleveland Indians (Thursday, March 30th)
No Cactus League road trip would be complete without visiting the memorable Chase Field in Phoenix. When our very own Diamondbacks ball club tackles this heavyweight Cleveland team, you’ll want to be here, mitt in hand, counting down all the strikeouts with Ks.
Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies (Friday, March 31st)
Although the Mariners barely missed the playoffs last season, they’re a front-runner to take over the AL West this year. But when the Rockies swing into Peoria Sports Complex at the end of Spring Training, this Seattle team will surely be put to the test, so expect nine full innings of bat-splitting runs.
Cactus League Spring Training Travel Packages
Can’t take an entire week traveling around Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale to satiate your never-ending baseball appetite? No worries—just take a look at the local Arizona clubs’ travel packages for 2017 to make your trip spectacular. You’ll receive the following perks when purchasing a Spring Training deal:
- Game tickets
- Hotel accommodations
- Club Spring Training merch
- Meet-and-greet with the club’s coaching staff and players
- A rental car (or simply drive there in a brand-new Honda)
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and (good) smells at your favorite Cactus League ballpark before Spring Training ends! And if you’re on the hunt for a game-winning deal on a new Honda car, truck, SUV, or van in Phoenix, make sure to check out the specials and selection at your local Valley Honda Dealers location.
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