Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first in an exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants on the 4th. He went 1-for-2 with a stolen base: single to left and a stolen base,
The Mariners' season starts on the 5th.
Hisanori Takahashi officially made the Mets' opening day roster. His comment:
I worked out this winter with the firm belief that this day would come (referring to being on the opening day roster). I'm glad I came to the US. I'm excited [about opening day] and I'm looking forward to it. I think I'll be able to pitch my game even after opening day. If I get to pitch, I'll do my best.
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 68 pitches during his outing on the 3rd.
Boston beat New York 9-7 on opening day and Hideki Okajima picked up the win by tossing a scoreless inning in relief (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 14 NP, 4 BF).