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Ichiro leads Mariners past A’s in opener

Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley homered in the fourth inning and drove in eventual winning run in the 11th.
Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley homered in the fourth inning and drove in eventual winning run in the 11th.

TOKYO – Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday night in baseball’s season-opener.

Felix Hernandez combined with two relievers on a six-hitter as Major League Baseball opened its season in Tokyo for the fourth time.

Seattle and Oakland complete their two-game series today. The rest of the big league teams start to get going Wednesday, when the renamed Miami Marlins open their new ballpark against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Ackley homered in the fourth off Brandon McCarthy, and Oakland’s Kurt Suzuki doubled in a run in the bottom half. The score remained 1-1 until the 11th, when Brendan Ryan doubled against Andrew Carignan (0-1), Chone Figgins sacrificed and Ackley singled to center.

Associated Press



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