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Seattle Mariners Dedicate Opening Homestand to Japan Relief Efforts

The Seattle Mariners will dedicate the six-game opening homestand of the 2011 season to Japan relief efforts.

URGENT: Quake, Tsunami Hit Japan; Waves Move Toward U.S. West Coast

The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake — the largest in Japan’s history — unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.