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1-hit wonders: Rangers edge Felix, Mariners
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The Rangers scored three runs in the fifth inning and their pitching, led by Cole Hamels, made it stand up for a 3-2 Opening Day victory over the Mariners on Monday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers beat Mariners starter Felix Hernandez, who took the loss despite allowing just one bloop single through six. That […]

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Zunino, Paxton, Powell part of Tacoma roster
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Catcher Mike Zunino and left-hander James Paxton, two prominent players in the Mariners’ long-term plans, highlight the 25-man Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers roster that was released Monday.

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Iwakuma has found success vs. Texas in past
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The American League West rival Rangers and Mariners play the second game of their season-opening series Tuesday night at Globe Life Park, with Texas left-hander Martin Perez facing right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Texas won the opener, 3-2.

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After stellar spring, Cano starts fast with HR
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Robinson Cano wasted no time carrying his hot spring into the regular season as the Mariners’ second baseman lined a home run off Rangers lefty Cole Hamels on the second pitch he saw in the first inning of Monday’s Opening Day game at Globe Life Park to give Seattle a 1-0 lead. The Mariners ended […]

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Wilson eyes new delivery, possible 'pen post
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C.J. Wilson spotted an Angels fan deep in the bleachers at Dodger Stadium the other day and flung a baseball in that direction, representing the only kind of throwing his left arm had done in about two weeks.

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Desmond feels capable of handling left field
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Ian Desmond’s apprenticeship is over after his Spring Training crash course. He is ready to settle in as the Rangers’ starting left fielder.

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Mariners hold Texas to one hit, but take loss
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The Rangers scored three runs in the fifth inning and their pitching, led by Cole Hamels, made it stand up for a 3-2 Opening Day victory over the Mariners on Monday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers beat Mariners starter Felix Hernandez, who took the loss despite allowing just one bloop single through six. That […]

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Felix dealt first OD defeat of his career
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Despite allowing just one hit in six innings, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez suffered the first Opening Day loss of his career in a 3-2 setback to the Rangers on Monday at Globe Life Park.

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Lefties Heaney, Lester duel to wrap opening series
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A year ago, Jon Lester was still trying to get to know everyone’s names on the Cubs. Now, the left-hander can take a deep breath as he makes his first start of the regular season Tuesday night facing the Angels’ young lefty Andrew Heaney.

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Richards' Opening Day start hits snag in fateful 4th
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An 0-2 fastball missed by an inch, a soft grounder rolled through a vacant infield, a double-play ball was botched and so the top of the fourth inning continued to drag on Monday night, seemingly forever but really for 41 pitches. It gave the Cubs two additional runs, emboldened their starter, Jake Arrieta, fatigued their […]

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Angels' offense can't back Richards in opener
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Jake Arrieta was deemed the National League’s best pitcher last year, capturing the Cy Young Award despite sensational — not to mention historic — seasons from Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. And on Monday night, in the first game of the 2016 season, the Angels found out why.

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Keuchel returns to AL Wild Card Game triumph
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They had to wait a day due to inclement weather, but for the Astros to open this season of hope and optimism at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET is absolutely perfect.

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