BY Drew Sellers 10:20AM 03/29/2012

Gallery: Mariners vs. A’s, Game 2

Photos from the MLB Opening Series, Game 2: Seattle Mariners vs.  Oakland A’s.

A traditional Japanese Samaria dance was performed as part of the opening ceremonies.

Shortstop Brendan Ryan charges a ball hit up the middle to make the throw-out at first base.

Kyle Seager catch an infield foul ball.

Jason Vargas (38) takes signs from home plate as Chad Pennington keeps watch.

Despite running out several infield hits in game 1, Ichiro's momentum did not carry over into game 2.

Coco Crisp slides into Dustin Ackley to break a would have been double play.

Coco Crisp gets chased back to first base by snap throw from the pitcher (Jason Vargas).

Manager Eric Wedge awaits relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (23).


Justin Smoak hit is first home run of the season, which was the Mariners' only run in a 4-1 loss to the A's.

Yoénnis Cespedes crushed a ball over the fence, of RHP Shawn Kelley, for a two run homer in the 7th inning.

Brandan Ryan turned in another spectacular effort at shortstop.


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