On April 4, 2016 — Although he limits the Rangers to just one hit, Mariner right-hander Felix Hernandez loses for the first time on Opening Day, snapping a streak of six victories to start his team’s season. Seattle had the opportunity to become the first franchise in modern baseball history to win ten consecutive season openers, but sloppy defense allows three runs in the fifth inning of the club’s 3-2 defeat to Texas at Globe Life Park.

 


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