The Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 in the Mariner home opener. Felix Hernandez pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning. Hernandez became just the seventh pitcher to start at least 10 straight opening days for the Mariners. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run in the first inning for the win on Thursday night. Ichiro Suzuki played left field and went 0 for 2 in his first game with Seattle since being traded to the New York Yankees in 2012.
The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrated their 20th anniversary with Patrick Corbin taking the ball on opening day. Corbin waited four years for his Opening Day start. He then made the most of the opportunity, as he tossed 5 2/3 quality innings against the Colorado Rockies in Thursday night’s opener at Chase Field. Corbin allowed two runs on seven hits and fanned eight, while walking one. Jake Lamb led the offense with a 2-5 night driving in four runs, David Peralta went 3-5 to complete the 8-2 victory.