Mariners top A’s in opener — Ichiro drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting. A crowd that came to salute Ichiro Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. Mariners manager Scott Servais said Ichiro would play in Thursday’s final game of the series, but there was no guarantee he’d start.

— From wire reports