Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/28/12
M’s top A’s in Opening Day Thriller Opening the season early in Japan, the Seattle Mariners top the Atheletics 3-1 in 11 innings. The Headline: Dustin Ackley, Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez shine, while Jesus Montero and Justin Smoak disappoint. Seattle Mariners 3, Oakland 1When: 6:10 AM ET, Wednesday, March 28, 2012Where: Tokyo Dome, TokyoTemperature: IndoorsUmpires: Home – Tom Hallion, 1B – Jeff Nelson, 2B – Marvin Hudson, 3B – Dan BellinoAttendance: 44227 Here’s my love ‘em hate ‘em breakdown of opening day in Tokyo. Love ‘em 1. Mariners Are Undefeated, and on Top of the AL West Okay, so it’s a pipe dream that this will last, but we can all dream right? And, might as well enjoy it while we can. The Mariners might not go 162-0 this season, but with their new offensive clout it’s time they start getting competitive again. 2. Dustin Ackley One of the biggest determinants of the Ms future is going to be how well Dustin Ackley can hit in Seattle. I know they kicked things off
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