Iwakuma struck out seven Orioles batters and walked three to improve his record to 4-2 with the 3-0 victory in the matinee.
Kyle Seager added another run for Seattle with a second-inning sacrifice fly to score Miller, who doubled leading off the inning and moved to third on Jackson’s single.
The 34-year-old Iwakuma’s no-hitter was the fourth in the majors this season, but the first in the American League in almost three years, when Seattle teammate Felix Hernandez blanked the Tampa Bay Rays on August. 15, 2012. “The fans deserve it. Thank you, fans.”Iwakuma threw the fourth no-hitter of the season, joining the San Francisco Giants’ Chris Heston, the Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer and the Philadephia Phillies’ Cole Hamels”.
Hisashi Iwakuma tossed the fifth no-hitter in Mariners history on Wednesday.
Iwakuma also walked Jonathan Schoop on a check-swing, full-count pitch to open the eighth inning.
RHP Taijuan Walker was so shaky in the top of the first inning Tuesday night that the Mariners got their bullpen going and sent pitching coach Rick Waits to the mound for a visit. “Just focusing on one hitter at a time and I’m glad I got it done”.
Tillman was struck on the back of his right arm by a line drive off the bat of Robinson Cano in the first inning.
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He has thrown 90 pitches.
The Japan native was flawless sans the fourth inning, when he worked around walks to Manny Machado and Chris Davis to end the inning.
Greg Johns of MLB.com reported Franklin Gutierrez will DH for Cruz as the Mariners face off against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman. It came a day after he left a game with the Orioles with neck spasms. But he wants to give Cruz the day off because the Mariners have an off-day Thursday before beginning a series in Boston.
From the dugout, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t know for sure. Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7) starts the opener against Oakland.
But on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles, Iwakuma didn’t have to deal with anything.