Baseball: Iwakuma Posts Career 150th Win As Mariners Edge Rangers

Baseball: Iwakuma posts career 150th win as Mariners edge RangersSeattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma notched the 150th win of his combined career in Japan and the major leagues on Tuesday as the Mariners won 3-2 against the Texas Rangers.
Iwakuma (5-2), who became the first Japanese pitcher since Hideo Nomo to throw a no-hitter last week against the Baltimore Orioles, allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings while striking out six and walking one in a 99-pitch outing in the stifling heat at Globe Life Park.

Iwakuma Misses Shutout 2015

Iwakuma misses shutout 2015The Minnesota Twins had one hit through eight innings. But Brian Dozier said his teammates were swinging well and that they need to be a little more convincing at the plate if they want to hold onto the American League’s second wild-card spot.

Valbuena Sinks Iwakuma, Mariners

Valbuena sinks Iwakuma, MarinersIt has taken more than a decade for the Seattle Mariners to put together the middle-lineup strength they have shown early this season.
Now, after a 7-5 loss to Houston Monday and a 5-8 start, the concern has shifted.

Iwakuma Dominates Braves For 4th Win

Iwakuma dominates Braves for 4th winSeattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma received only two runs from his offense on Wednesday, but it was enough as he held the Atlanta Braves scoreless through seven strong innings in the Mariners' 2-0 victory, the team's fifth straight win.

Baseball: Iwakuma To Pitch On Friday

Baseball: Iwakuma to pitch on FridayAll-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who made his first rehab start of the season and pitched four innings for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, will next play on Friday, possibly for the Seattle Mariners.