But given that he's 44 years old, it's absolutely stunning. He singled in third and seventh, and scored on Jean Segura's third-inning RBI. But for the anticipation of the season and what we had in store as at team, it's not how you want to get off to a start. "In that sense, it means a lot to me", he said after beating out a single to second.
Jose Ramirez thought he had a home run in the third inning but Ichiro, getting the start in left field on Saturday, had other plans, reaching up just over the left field wall to rob Ramirez. Carrasco (1-0) gave up five runs and seven hits, but didn't walk a batter.
Suzuki returned to the Mariners as a free agent in March.
Alonso was the beneficiary of a pair of two-out walks in the first inning to Edwin Encarnacion and Rajai Davis that loaded the bases.
Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off right-hander Juan Nicasio to make it 5-4 in the eighth inning.
But Yan Gomes soon hit a two-run shot for the Indians to give them a 6-3 lead.
Dee Gordon provided some unexpected pop while Mitch Haniger continued his torrid start to the season in the Mariners' 5-4 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.
Ichiro also had two hits, his first in 2018, after going hitless in 10 at-bats in Cactus League and 0-for-2 in the regular season opener Thursday.
"I'm glad we could finish my first start with a win", said Maeda, who had been used exclusively in relief in last year's postseason.
Cruz, who has homers in each of the first two games, later sprained his ankle, slipping on the dugout steps. After taking two pitches out of the strike zone from Mariners starter Mike Leake, Encarnacion sat on a cut fastball and blasted it over the scoreboard in the left-field stands. He retired just one of the six batters he faced in the Marlins' three-run fifth.
Indians: Cleveland begins a three-game series at the Los Angeles Angels today.