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Cubs release Spring Training slate

Cubs release spring slate

CHICAGO -- The Cubs will play their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox, five times in Spring Training, according to the 2010 schedule released on Wednesday.

The Cubs and White Sox square off March 6 in Mesa, March 7 and March 19 in Glendale, and then play two in Las Vegas, March 12-13.

Those five contests are part of the total 35-game schedule, which includes 15 games at HoHoKam Park, 18 road games in Arizona and the two in Las Vegas. Spring Training reporting dates will be announced at a later time.

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Lou Piniella and the Cubs open the 2010 Cactus League schedule on March 4 against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Park. The home finale will be April 1 against the Colorado Rockies.

This will be the Cincinnati Reds' first spring in Arizona, and the Cubs will play their National League Central foes March 13 and March 29 in Mesa and March 21 in Goodyear.

The Cubs won't have to travel far to wrap up the spring slate, facing the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 2-3 for two exhibition games. The times for those two games is to be determined.

Individual game tickets for the 2010 Cubs home Spring Training games will go on sale Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. CT on www.cubs.com.

Season tickets for 2010 at HoHoKam Park go on sale Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. MT.

The Cubs' 35-game Spring Training schedule for 2010 is below. All games begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Split-squad games are denoted with an (ss).

2010 Cubs Spring Training Schedule

March 4 vs. Oakland Athletics

March 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

March 6 vs. Chicago White Sox

March 7 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) and at Chicago White Sox, Glendale, Ariz.

March 8 at Oakland Athletics, Phoenix

March 9 vs. Milwaukee Brewers

March 10 vs. San Francisco Giants

March 11 at San Diego Padres, Peoria

March 12 at Milwaukee Brewers (ss), Maryvale; vs. Chicago White Sox, Las Vegas

March 13 vs. Cincinnati Reds (ss); vs. Chicago White Sox, Las Vegas

March 14 at Los Angeles Angels, Tempe

March 15 at Colorado Rockies, Tucson

March 16 vs. Texas Rangers

March 18 at Los Angeles Dodgers, Glendale

March 19 at Chicago White Sox, Glendale

March 20 vs. Kansas City Royals (ss); at Oakland Athletics, Phoenix

March 21 at Cincinnati Reds, Goodyear

March 22 vs. Cleveland Indians

March 23 at Kansas City Royals, Surprise

March 24 at Texas Rangers, Surprise

March 25 at Arizona Diamondbacks, Tucson

March 26 vs. Oakland Athletics

March 27 vs. San Diego Padres

March 28 at Seattle Mariners, Peoria

March 29 vs. Cincinnati Reds

March 30 at San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale

March 31 vs. Los Angeles Angels (ss); at Milwaukee Brewers (ss), Maryvale

April 1 vs. Colorado Rockies

April 2 at Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field

April 3 at Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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