Mariners-Padres series moved to San Diego over air quality concern

Ross Houston
September 18, 2020

Servais said when the team left Seattle on Wednesday morning, nearly everyone believed it'd be a two-day trip.

"Unfortunately, the air quality in Seattle has gotten worse overnight here at T-Mobile Park and it is not clearing at all today", Mariners president Kevin Mather said.

"I think there was some concern, yeah, for sure", Kapler said.

The Mariners will wrap up a two-game "home" series at San Francisco's Oracle Park against the Giants on Thursday afternoon, and they'll continue to play as the home team on the road for at least another three games.

Some players complained about smoky conditions Monday night after the Mariners split a doubleheader with the Oakland Athletics.

The Mariners' upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area.

The area has had unhealthy air quality for about a week after weather patterns have brought smoke from wildfires east of Seattle in Washington, Oregon and California.

The Mariners will head back to San Diego for a three-game series this weekend.

Seattle manager Scott Servais said the team learned of the change around 11:15 a.m. PDT, about two hours before first pitch against San Francisco.

The Padres lead the Giants by 6½ games in the race for second place in the National League West.

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