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Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez runs down the red carpet during team introductions prior to the Mariners' home opener against the Houston Astros on Monday.
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Confetti flies as the Seattle Mariners "Moose" greets fans as the gates of Safeco Field open before the Mariners home opener baseball game against the Houston Astros on Monday.
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Stacks of magnetic schedules wait for fans to grab them near the entrance to Safeco Field before the Seattle Mariners home opener on Monday.
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Seattle Mariners shortstop Robert Andino, right, shakes hands with head groundskeeper Bob Christofferson, center, during batting practice before the Mariners home opener on Monday.
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Former Seattle Mariners pitching great Jamie Moyer throws out the ceremonial first pitch Monday.
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Fireworks go off as the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros stand for team introductions prior to the Mariners home opener on Monday.
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A giant American flag is displayed in the Safeco Field outfield before the national anthem.
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Marlee Burkett, 11, a Make-a-Wish recipient who is batting an illness, rounds third base prior to the Seattle Mariners' home opener against the Houston Astros on Monday.
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Seattle Mariners' Joe Saunders throws the first pitch against Houston Astros' Jose Altuve on Monday.
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Joe Saunders throws in the first inning Monday's home opener.
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Philip Humber throws in the first inning Monday. It was Humber's first start at Safeco Field since throwing a perfect game against the Mariners as a member of the Chicago White Sox on April 21, 2012.
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Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales hits a run-scoring single against the Houston Astros in the first inning Monday.
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Seattle Mariners' Michael Saunders (55) slides safely into second base as Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve covers in the first inning Monday.
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Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, left, greets closer Tom Wilhelmsen after the team beat the Houston Astros 3-0.