Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners to Open 2012 Baseball Season in Tokyo

The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will open the 2012 Major League Baseball season on March 28-29 in Tokyo, the first season-opener in Japan since 2008.

The two-game series, which will take place at the Tokyo Dome, was announced today in a release from MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association.

It will be the fourth time the season has opened in Tokyo. The last time was when the Athletics and Boston Red Sox opened the 2008 season there.

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