Robinson Cano hit a home run. Kyle Seager (of course) hit a home run. And with Felix Hernandez on the mound, the Mariners went full Mariner and allowed three Texas runs in the fifth on just one bloop single. In fact, Prince Fielder's RBI bloop to left field was the lone hit the Rangers collected all game.
For the second straight Opening Day, the Rangers had just one hit. Unlike last year's 9-0 loss to the A's, the Rangers found a way to win this one.
Here is how the Rangers turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 win:
Bottom 5th: Texas
Rougned Odor walked
Rougned Odor stole second
Elvis Andrus reached on Kyle Seager's fielding error, Rougned Odor to third, Elvis Andrus to first
Robinson Chirinos grounded bunt out, pitcher to first, Elvis Andrus to second
Delino DeShields walked
Shin-soo Choo walked, Rougned Odor scored, Elvis Andrus to third, Delino DeShields to second
Prince Fielder singled to left center, Elvis Andrus scored, Delino DeShields to third, Shin-soo Choo to second
Adrian Beltre reached on Ketel Marte's fielding error, Delino DeShields scored, Shin-soo Choo to third, Prince Fielder to second, Adrian Beltre to first
Mitch Moreland struck out swinging
Ian Desmond struck out swinging
3 runs, 3 walks, 1 hit, 2 errors
SEA 2, TEX 3
The Rangers have as many hits in 2016 as they have wins. The Rangers are in first place in the AL West.
Player of the Game: Cole Hamels allowed two solo home runs in the first two innings before settling in and finishing with a 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 8K, 3BB line on 104 pitches. You know, just ace stuff.
Hamels' outing actually favored his start in Game 162 last year when he tossed a complete game to clinch the AL West for Texas after allowing two runs in the first inning against Anaheim. I could get used to this.