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Well now that ROOT has done their thing, let's play baseball.
Seattle 3, Oakland 1
When: 6:10 AM ET, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Where: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
Umpires: Home - Tom Hallion, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Dan Bellino
MARINERS 3, ATHLETICS 1: 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 at the Tokyo Dome. Ken Griffey Jr. is the only other Mariner to have four hits in a season opener. Griffey accomplished the feat in 1990. Ackley opened the fourth inning by depositing a McCarthy offering over the wall in center field. Ackley had six homers in 90 games last season after being called up from Triple-A Tacoma.