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 ...

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 ...

Japan puts up strong effort in Cy Young vote

Nov 14, 2013

Japan puts up strong effort in Cy Young vote

Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma and Koji Uehara teamed up for an exceptionally strong showing by Japanese pitchers in the American League Cy Young Award voting. Darvish of the Texas Rangers was second and Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners came in third Wednesday, marking the ...

Pitchers Darvish, Iwakuma selected for All-Star Game

Jul 7, 2013

Pitchers Darvish, Iwakuma selected for All-Star Game

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and fellow right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners were both named to the American League All-Star team on Saturday. Darvish, 26, was selected for the second year in a row, while the 32-year-old Iwakuma earned a spot for ...