OAKLAND, Calif. -- Felix Hernandez had his mind made up that he would get the Seattle Mariners' season off to a strong start and provide a little bit of momentum on April 1. No arguing that. He delivered against the defending AL West champions. Hernandez struck out eight on opening day in his first start since signing a $175 million, seven-year contract in February, and the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Monday night.
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