Major League firsts for 2012 season

Major League firsts for 2012 season

The 2012 Major League season is under way. Here are some of the firsts of the new season:

Pitch: Called strike from A's Brandon McCarthy to Mariners' Chone Figgins, top of the first

Play: Figgins grounds out to A's shortstop Cliff Pennington, top of the first

Hit: Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki singles on soft grounder to A's shortstop Cliff Pennington, deflected by pitcher Brandon McCarthy, two outs in the bottom of the first

Homer: Mariners' Dustin Ackley hit to center field off Brandon McCarthy to lead off fourth inning

Run scored: Ackley's homer

Strikeout: Brandon McCarthy fans Justin Smoak swinging to end top of first inning