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King Felix and the Mariners to open season in Anaheim

King Felix and the Mariners to open season in Anaheim

File Photo: An overall view of Angels Stadium is seen before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

 

The Seattle Mariners will open their 38th season on the road tonight in Anaheim vs. the L.A. Angels. Felix Hernandez will make his 6th consecutive and 7th career opening day start.  King Felix is 4-0 in opening day starts with a 1.33 ERA.

Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez throws in a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice, Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

File Photo: Felix Hernandez, Spring Training 2014.
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

The Angels will counter with right-hander Jared Weaver on the mound. Weaver went 11-and-8 with a 3.27 ERA last season for the Halos.

Tonight’s game marks 2 big beginnings for Seattle. Robinson Cano will make his Mariners debut at second base. Cano signed a 10-year 240 million dollar deal during the off season. Tonight’s match-up also marks the start of Lloyd McClendon’s Mariners managerial career. He is the 16th full-time skipper for the club.

The Mariners completed Spring Training with an 18-12-3 record, the 3rd-best winning percentage in the Cactus League.

You can hear the M’s and the Angels on KPUG 1170AM. Coverage begins at 6:00pm with a 7:12pm first pitch.

(KPUG Newsroom – Doug Lange)

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