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Dustin Ackley snapped a tie with an RBI single in the 11th inning and
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki thrilled the home fans by going 4-for-5 and
driving in a run as Seattle won the 2012 season opener 3-1 at the Tokyo
Dome on Wednesday.
Brendan Ryan greeted Andrew Carignan (0-1) by leading off the 11th
inning with a double to left center. After Ryan advanced to third on
Chone Figgins' sacrifice, Ackley brought him home by driving a high
fastball to shallow center field. Ackley had also opened the scoring
with a homer in the fourth inning.
Ichiro capped the uprising by plating Ackley for the Mariners, who
have defeated Oakland four times en route to winning their last six
season openers. Ichiro's infield chopper up the middle with two outs in
the first inning resulted in the first hit of the 2012 season.
Brandon League stranded Seth Smith at second base in the 11th to
preserve the win for Tom Wilhelmsen (1-0), who worked two scoreless
innings in relief o...
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The Seattle Mariners are in Japan for the start of the season, where they will play two games against the Oakland Athletics, before heading back to spring training until the regular season begins.
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Carp suffered the injury diving for a double hit by Kurt Suzuki of the Oakland A's in game 1 of the MLB 2012 season's opening series in the Tokyo Dome.
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Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning and Ichiro Suzuki went 4 for 5 as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday in baseball's season-opener in Tokyo.
Brendan Ryan doubled to lead off the 11th, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chone Figgins and scored on Ackley's single to center.
Suzuki then gave Seattle an insurance...
The Mariners' season-opening trip to Japan provided shortstop Brendan Ryan with the perfect opportunity to pop the question, and Major League Baseball provided an assist.
The 30-year-old told his longtime girlfriend he would be taking her on a tour of the city Tuesday, but the guide was actually an employee of Major League Baseball who was in on the plan.
When the couple reached...
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Hard to believe, but MLB’s 2012 season is about to unfold while most of America is asleep. The “Gloops Japan Opening Series 2012” (yes, “Gloops” is the title sponsor) starts Weds and ends Thursday when the Athletics and Seattle Mariners play at the Tokyo Dome.
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JoeIn case you weren’t aware, regular season baseball transpired this morning. Really early this morning, between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland A’s. The Mariners prevailed 3-1 in 11 innings behind Felix Hernandez, Ichiro Suzuki, and Dustin Ackley. Ichiro went 4-5 with four singles in his return to Japan. This was a great start to [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
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2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
Seattle’s 2011 Ranking: #17
2012 Outlook: 36 (26th)...
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