Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes hit his first major league home run to power the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Thursday that earned Oakland a split in the teams' two-game season-opening series at Tokyo Dome.
Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning and Ichiro Suzuki went 4 for 5 as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday in baseball's season-opener in Tokyo.
Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the schedule and early-season lineups for an extra-long "Week 1" of the fantasy baseball season, and explains how ESPN's fantasy baseball game handles the beginning of the 2012 baseball season.
Members of the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners got a firsthand look at the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday when they visited one of the towns hit hardest by last year's disaster in Japan.
First baseman Sean Casey's stiff neck improved enough for the Boston Red Sox to keep him on the active roster for the the first two games of the season against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.