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Felix is a fan favorite
A's open with O in offense
Dan Haren retired the first 11 batters he faced and didn't allow an earned run, but he wasn't the best pitcher on the field on Opening Day. The A's struck out 12 times against the Mariners' dominant Felix Hernandez.
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Mariners 4, Athletics 0
Felix Hernandez reacts after striking out Bobby Crosby in the seventh inning. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Hernandez sets career high
Flame thrower Felix Hernandez had never started on Opening Day, and he had never been better. The 20-year-old struck out a career-best 12 A's over eight shutout innings. Richie Sexson hit a three-run homer.
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 Beat reporter Jim Street on Hernandez
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
OAK
Oakland (0-1)
Lost 1
Seattle 4, Oakland 0   SEA
Seattle (1-0)
Won 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 2
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X   4 4 1
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Mariners Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4000031.000
Stewart, LF4010012.250
Bradley, CF3010111.333
Piazza, DH4000012.000
Chavez, 3B4010011.250
Swisher, 1B3000113.000
Crosby, SS3000023.000
Buck, RF3010020.333
Ellis, 2B2000000.000
Totals3004021213 

BATTING
2B: Buck (1, Hernandez), Bradley (1, Putz).
TB: Stewart; Bradley 2; Chavez; Buck 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby 2; Stewart; Swisher.
S: Ellis.
GIDP: Bradley.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Crosby 2 (2, fielding, missed catch).
DP: (Ellis-Crosby-Swisher).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4110010.250
Beltre, 3B3110100.333
Vidro, DH4110001.250
Ibanez, LF3001001.000
Sexson, 1B3113010.333
Guillen, RF2000111.000
  Ellison, RF0000000.000
Johjima, C3000002.000
Betancourt, SS3000001.000
Lopez, 2B3000000.000
Totals28444236 

BATTING
HR: Sexson (1, 6th inning off Haren, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki; Beltre; Vidro; Sexson 4.
RBI: Ibanez (1), Sexson 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Sexson 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt.
SF: Ibanez.
GIDP: Vidro.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Betancourt (1, fielding).
PB: Johjima (1).
DP: (Hernandez-Lopez-Betancourt-Sexson).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (L, 0-1)6.04401210.00
Witasick 1.20001100.00
Marshall 0.10000000.00
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 1-0)8.030021200.00
Putz 1.01000000.00

Pitches-strikes: Haren 92-61, Witasick 18-11, Marshall 9-6, Hernandez 110-76, Putz 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 6-10, Witasick 3-1, Marshall 1-0, Hernandez 12-0, Putz 2-1.
Batters faced: Haren 25, Witasick 5, Marshall 1, Hernandez 29, Putz 4.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 48 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, L to R.
T: 2:08.
Att: 46,002.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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