The Angels began defense of their AL West title in terrific fashion. Vladimir Guerrero homered in his first at-bat of the season and then Orlando Cabrera provided the winning margin with a two-run single in the top of the ninth.
The excitement of Opening Day at Safeco included the Mariners rallying from a three-run deficit, triggered by a Kenji Johjima homer in his first Major League game. But Seattle wound up on the short end of the score.
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