Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez, who signed a big contract in
the offseason, tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings to help the Seattle Mariners
beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-0, in the season opener for both teams on
Hernandez (1-0), who inked a seven-year, $175 million deal, gave up three hits
while striking out eight for the Mariners, who went 75-87 last season. The
right-hander went 13-9 with a 3.06 ERA over 33 appearances in 2012.
Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run single in the fifth inning for Seattle, which
increased its Opening Day winning streak to seven.
Brett Anderson (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings for the
Athletics, who captured their first AL West title since 2006 last year. The
left-hander fanned six and walked four.
Oakland, which lost to the Tigers in the ALDS last season, has dropped nine
straight season openers, which is the longest Opening Day losing streak in
American League history.
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