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Hisashi Iwakuma Throws No-Hitter Against Orioles

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Seattle Mariners celebrated their fifth no-hitter in franchise history on Wednesday afternoon as Hisashi Iwakuma no-hit the Baltimore Orioles in a 3-0 win at Safeco Field.

The thirty-four year old is just the second Japanese pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the Majors and faced just three above the minimum.

The right-hander missed a significant amount of time in the first half of the season and was actually a big contender at the July 31st trade deadline.

Iwakuma used 116 pitches while striking out seven and walking just three batters as he improved to 4-2 on the season.

The Mariners got on the board in the bottom of the third with a two run lead. Franklin Gutierrez doubled on a line drive to left field to send Ketel Marte home. Robison Cano then hit a RBI single on a ground ball to left field to send Gutierrez home for the second run of the game.  The third run of the game was then score of a RBI double by Jesus Sucre on a ground ball to left for Austin Jackson to score.

Bethany Cohen

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