Jul 2, 2015

Mariners skipper McClendon says Iwakuma moving in right direction

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday he was pleased with the progress being made by Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma after his latest rehab start. On the disabled list since April with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over ...

Jul 1, 2015

Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Sidelined since April and on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma struck out six and walked one in ...

Jun 26, 2015

Iwakuma throws four scoreless innings in Triple-A rehab outing

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched four shutout innings for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a strained back and side. Sidelined since April 23 and on the disabled list, he struck out four, allowed three hits and ...

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

Jun 18, 2015

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

It didn’t take long for Felix Hernandez to bounce back from the worst outing of his career. And he did it in impressive fashion outpitching San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner in a pitcher’s duel. Making his first start since he allowed eight runs in one-third ...

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Jun 13, 2015

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Felix Hernandez was at a loss. The pitcher so dominate he had earned the nickname “King Felix” had more than two hours to contemplate his night and still couldn’t wrap his head around it. “I don’t know what happened,” he said, his face lacking ...

Jun 13, 2015

Iwakuma to pitch in simulated game

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is poised to throw his first simulated game since going on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, according to a report on the club’s website on Friday. Iwakuma, sidelined since April 23, came through Thursday’s bullpen session ...

Jun 5, 2015

Iwakuma makes 27-pitch bullpen session

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw in the bullpen on Thursday for the first time since he went on the disabled list in April. Iwakuma, who is on the disabled list with a strained back and side, declared his 27-pitch session in the bullpen ...

Hernandez fires 4-hitter

May 28, 2015

Hernandez fires 4-hitter

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon need just one word to describe another great start by Felix Hernandez. Phenomenal. Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major’s first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning ...

Rockies end losing streak

May 15, 2015

Rockies end losing streak

The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they’ve always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to ...

Astros win 10th straight

May 4, 2015

Astros win 10th straight

Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day. Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. “It’s ...

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Apr 25, 2015

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle’s rotation. The move before the series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21, was a surprise, but Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said ...

Uehara earns save in return

Apr 15, 2015

Uehara earns save in return

Pitching for the first time this season after coming off the disabled list, Koji Uehara tossed one inning of perfect relief and earned the save as the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Tuesday night. Uehara replaced countryman Junichi Tazawa on ...