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Hart hits 2 homers, Mariners beat Angels 5-3.

Hart hits 2 homers, Mariners beat Angels 5-3.

The Seattle Mariners' Corey Hart. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

SEATTLE (AP) — Corey Hart hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in their home opener Tuesday night.

Cano opening nightSeattle Mariner second baseman Robinson Cano is surround by the media before the home opener April 8th, 2014 at Safeco Field. 45, 661 fans turned out to see the M’s beat the Angels 5-to-3.
Photo: KPUG- Brian Vanderpol

 

Seattle became the final major league team to open at home and continued its early success against the Angels. After fans at Safeco Field gave Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll and other members of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks a raucous ovation, the Mariners gave the sold-out crowd some winning baseball to cheer for.

Seattle improved to 4-0 against the Angels this season. Seattle scored four times with two outs in the third inning capped by Hart’s homer off starter Hector Santiago (0-2). Hart added a line-drive solo shot in the seventh.

Seattle starter James Paxton (2-0) gave up two first-inning homers, then retired 14 straight. He left in the sixth inning after straining a muscle on the left side of his back.

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