Blue Jays pounce on Mariners hurler Iwakuma

Sep 21, 2016

Blue Jays pounce on Mariners hurler Iwakuma

J.A. Happ became the major leagues’ second 20-game winner and Russell Martin and Michael Saunders each hit a two-run homer, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Tuesday night to move into first in the AL wild-card race. Toronto took ...

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Sep 15, 2016

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Ask the streaking Seattle Mariners what the primary catalyst for their success has been over the past few weeks, and they won’t say home runs or quality starting pitching. They’ll say it’s fun. Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz homered in the fifth and seventh ...

Iwakuma matches career high with 15th victory

Sep 10, 2016

Iwakuma matches career high with 15th victory

Hisashi Iwakuma’s 15th win did much more than end his four-game losing streak that dated to mid-August. It also gave Seattle a much-needed lift to start its final West Coast road trip. More importantly, it helped keep the Mariners’ postseason hopes alive and inched ...

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Aug 30, 2016

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Yu Darvish worked into the seventh inning, allowing three runs for the Texas Rangers in a 6-3 win over the division rival Seattle Mariners on Monday. Darvish (5-3) struck out nine, while allowing six hits in 6⅔ innings to get the better of compatriot ...

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Jul 24, 2016

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Hisashi Iwakuma worked six innings on Saturday to earn his 11th win of the season for the Seattle Mariners in a 14-5 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. Before 47,517 at Rogers Centre, Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, ...

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season. Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only ...

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Jul 4, 2016

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Hisashi Iwakuma allowed four runs in six-plus innings, but picked up his eighth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 to sweep the four-game series on Sunday. Iwakuma (8-6) allowed 10 hits but no walks and struck out ...

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Jun 1, 2016

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three home runs but picked up his fourth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners crushed the San Diego Padres 16-4 on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Iwakuma (4-4) was perfect through four innings before giving up four runs on ...

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 ...