Ken Griffey Jr. is greeted after scoring in the second inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
The Mariners spoiled the A's home opener on the strength of a five-run attack in the second inning, punctuated by Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run double. The bullpen did its job, providing much-needed relief behind Ryan Rowland-Smith, who labored through 3 1/3 frames.
BATTING 2B: Betancourt, Y (2, Anderson, B). TB: Chavez, En 3; Lopez, Jo; Betancourt,
Y 2; Sweeney, M; Johjima; Branyan 2. RBI: Johjima (1), Betancourt, Y 2 (3), Chavez, En 2 (4). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Branyan; Chavez, En. SAC: Johjima. GIDP:
Gutierrez, F 2. Team RISP: 4-for-8. Team LOB: 5.
Rowland-Smith (1, throw), Beltre, A (1, throw).