Mariners rally past Reds in seventh

May 21, 2016

Mariners rally past Reds in seventh

Pinch-hit singles from Norichika Aoki and Lee Dae-ho helped the Seattle Mariners overturn a two-run, seventh-inning deficit in an 8-3 victory on Friday over the Cincinnati Reds as Hisashi Iwakuma won his second game of the season. With one on and no out in ...

Iwakuma steps up for M's

May 4, 2016

Iwakuma steps up for M's

Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases-loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, ...

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Apr 23, 2016

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Hisashi Iwakuma got the assignment a day earlier than he expected because Felix Hernandez was scratched with a case of the flu. The right-hander responded with a clutch performance, pitching eight strong innings Friday night, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Apr 13, 2016

Tanaka, Iwakuma set to face off

Former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma are scheduled to start against each other for the first time Sunday, when the New York Yankees host the Seattle Mariners. The two right-handers played together at Rakuten from 2007 to 2011. They ...

Seattle hurler Iwakuma takes loss

Apr 12, 2016

Seattle hurler Iwakuma takes loss

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma failed to earn his first win of the season as his team lost its fourth consecutive game on Monday. In his second start of the season, Iwakuma gave up three runs on eight hits, including a game-tying single to ...

Mariners win big as tempers flare

Apr 6, 2016

Mariners win big as tempers flare

Scott Servais got a beer shower in the Seattle clubhouse and had a champagne bottle sitting on his desk after his first win as a big league skipper. The victory came with a little bonus — the manager’s first chance to show his players ...

LaRoche quits after he is told son around too much

Mar 17, 2016

LaRoche quits after he is told son around too much

Told to cut down his son’s time in the clubhouse, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche took a different path: He said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary. White Sox president Kenny Williams confirmed Wednesday that he ...

MLB stars remember 3/11

Mar 11, 2016

MLB stars remember 3/11

Five years on from the massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan that took so many lives, Japanese major leaguers who began their careers in the affected area cast their minds back to the disaster while promising to provide whatever inspiration they can from ...

Tanaka sharp in first start of spring

Mar 7, 2016

Tanaka sharp in first start of spring

Masahiro Tanaka’s road to opening day is off to a promising start. The right-hander tossed two scoreless innings in his first spring appearance, but the New York Yankees lost 6-5 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Tanaka looked fine after having a procedure in ...

Iwakuma, Aoki display easy rapport in Mariners camp

Mar 2, 2016

Iwakuma, Aoki display easy rapport in Mariners camp

Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma showed Tuesday just how much he appreciates having former Japan teammate Norichika Aoki with him in camp this year. “I’m really looking forward to playing with him and it’s heartening,” Iwakuma said about his close friend, who is also ...