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Felix Hernandez-backed Mariners beat Angels, 4-1, in season opener

Felix Hernandez-backed Mariners beat Angels, 4-1, in season opener

Mike Trout crushed a solo home run to center field in his first at-bat of 2015 Monday, the second straight season in which the Angels center fielder homered off Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in his first at-bat of the year. And that was pretty much the extent of the Angels' highlights on a cloudy, 54-degree afternoon in Safeco Field. Hernandez, the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, was dominant for the rest of his seven-inning outing, allowing the one run and two hits, striking out 10 and walking one to lead the Mariners to a 4-1 victory. The right-hander improved to 6-0 with a 1.49 earned-run average and 62 strikeouts in eight career opening-day starts. The...

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