M's complete BoSox sweep

Aug 25, 2014

M's complete BoSox sweep

Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox’s eighth straight loss. Ackley had a ...

Iwakuma masterful in win over Phillies

Aug 20, 2014

Iwakuma masterful in win over Phillies

The Seattle Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there. Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Aug 14, 2014

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation. Texas placed its ace on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night, a day before his scheduled start against Tampa Bay. He will have an MRI on ...

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

Aug 4, 2014

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

No Seattle Mariners pitcher had ever absorbed a loss of this nature, so no one was blaming Hisashi Iwakuma for lamenting the one-of-a-kind defeat. Iwakuma gave up a leadoff homer to Nick Markakis, and that turned out to be the game’s only run in ...

Iwakuma continues to dominate on road

Jul 30, 2014

Iwakuma continues to dominate on road

Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to ...

Athletics can't solve Iwakuma

Jul 13, 2014

Athletics can't solve Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma was impressed with his likeness on the bobblehead the Seattle Mariners handed out on Saturday night. The fans who got them were likely more impressed with the real version on the mound. Iwakuma pitched a career-high 8⅔ innings, and Kyle Seager and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Seattle takes down Texas

May 21, 2014

Seattle takes down Texas

Hisashi Iwakuma continued his strong performance on the mound after beginning the season on the disabled list, and third baseman Kyle Seager had three hits, including a two-run single that sparked a four-run third inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 ...

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 ...