Iwakuma handcuffs Twins

Jul 8, 2014

Iwakuma handcuffs Twins

Hisashi Iwakuma is back on track, and that should create a serious concern for the rest of the American League. Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat ...

Jun 10, 2014

Tanaka-Iwakuma showdown called off due to rain

Former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma, who were scheduled to face off in a pitching duel on Tuesday in Seattle, will not face each other this week after Tanaka’s schedule in the New York Yankees rotation was pushed ahead ...

'King Felix' K's 15 to help Mariners beat Rays

Jun 9, 2014

'King Felix' K's 15 to help Mariners beat Rays

Felix Hernandez didn’t get the win. His dominant performance put the Seattle Mariners in position for victory, though. Hernandez struck out a career-high 15 in seven innings before Endy Chavez keyed a five-run ninth with a tiebreaking RBI single, leading the Mariners to a ...

Iwakuma shuts down Braves

Jun 5, 2014

Iwakuma shuts down Braves

Lloyd McClendon’s unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team’s scoring potential. As it turned out, Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners’ stingy bullpen didn’t need much offense. Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Mariners beat ...

Seager's rare hitting feat powers Mariners past Yankees

Jun 3, 2014

Seager's rare hitting feat powers Mariners past Yankees

Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple. Seager had another triple, a home run and a ...

Iwakuma gets no decision for gem as Rays rally to win

May 14, 2014

Iwakuma gets no decision for gem as Rays rally to win

Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight innings of shutout ball. Fernando Rodney undid it all in less than an inning. Rodney came on in the ninth with the Seattle Mariners holding a 1-0 lead and promptly gave up a leadoff home run to David DeJesus, then ...

Iwakuma hits dominant stride as Mariners shut out Royals

May 9, 2014

Iwakuma hits dominant stride as Mariners shut out Royals

Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma added to his dominant streak against the AL Central. The All-Star right-hander struck out seven and walked none in eight innings to run his scoreless streak against division teams to 48⅔ innings in the Mariners’ 1-0 win over the Kansas ...

Iwakuma wins season debut after return from injury

May 4, 2014

Iwakuma wins season debut after return from injury

Hisashi Iwakuma won his season debut Saturday, pitching 6⅔ innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the host Houston Astros 9-8. Iwakuma missed more than a month at the start of the season with a torn extensor tendon in his right middle finger, but ...

Injured Iwakuma likely to miss all of spring training

Feb 13, 2014

Injured Iwakuma likely to miss all of spring training

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand. Iwakuma reported for his physical Wednesday at Mariners spring training headquarters and had a splint over the finger. He’s ...

Yankees brass responds to Cano barb

Dec 14, 2013

Yankees brass responds to Cano barb

The Yankees had plenty of praise for Robinson Cano, just not the money he wanted. “Bouquets. Bouquets. Bouquets. I’ll throw him bouquets all he wants,” general manager Brian Cashman said, “But I couldn’t throw him $235 million.” Cashman and Yankees officials spoke Friday, a ...

Mariners unveil Cano after $240 million deal is completed

Dec 13, 2013

Mariners unveil Cano after $240 million deal is completed

Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera. And then the Seattle Mariners blew him away with an ...

Mariners name McClendon manager

Nov 6, 2013

Mariners name McClendon manager

Lloyd McClendon was hired as manager of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, taking over a rebuilding job that Eric Wedge walked away from. McClendon becomes the third manager hired by general manager Jack Zduriencik. Wedge quit at the end of the Mariners’ fourth straight ...