Tacoma has been affiliated with the Mariners since 1995

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The Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League will remain the Mariners’ Triple A farm club through at least the 2014 season.

Tacoma announced a four-year extension of the player-development contract on Tuesday. The minor league club says the deal is one of the few four-year affiliations in baseball.

Team president Aaron Artman says Tacoma is excited to continue the partnership while playing in what will be a renovated Cheney Stadium in 2011. Artman says the Mariners have helped to ensure the $30 million renovation — the first major remodel of the stadium in 51 years.

Tacoma has been affiliated with the Mariners since 1995.

Tuesday’s games

• At Boise, Idaho, the Everett AquaSox (12-8 in second half, 39-19 overall) beat the Boise Hawks 7-1 in Northwest League play.

• At Tacoma, Albuquerque beat the Rainiers 8-4. Dustin Ackley was 1 for 5.