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Tanaka shuts down Mariners

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SEATTLE — There was a reason pitcher Masahiro Tanaka fascinated major-league teams all offseason. There was a reason he commanded so many suitors and, ultimately, a $155 million price tag from the Yankees, not to mention the $20 million they forked over to his Japanese team.

The Mariners and the 28,434 people in attendance at Safeco Field on Wednesday got to see that reason for themselves.

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