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Mariners shortstop gets engaged in Japan

It was a good week for Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan, and not just because he scored the go-ahead run in the season-opening win over the Oakland A's on Wednesday.

Ryan became engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Sharyn, Tuesday atop the 52-story Mori Tower in downtown Tokyo. The romantic drama included the safekeeping of the engagement ring by Felix Hernandez.

Ryan's explanation on why Hernandez was his ring bearer: "If the ring was lost, only Felix could afford to replace it."