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Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma throws first career no-hitter against Orioles
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Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma throws first career no-hitter against Orioles
Wednesday August 12th, 2015

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw the fourth no-hitter of the 2015 MLB season on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

Iwakuma walked three batters and struck out seven in a 3–0 Seattle victory.

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager made a nice play in foul territory to catch a pop-up for the first out of the ninth inning. Gerardo Parra flied out to center for the final out of the game.

It was the first complete game of Iwakuma’s four-year MLB career; he threw 48 complete games during his 11 seasons in Japan. 

Iwakuma joins Chris Heston, Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels as the only pitchers to throw a no-hitter this season. The last Mariners pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Felix Hernandez, who pitched a perfect game on Aug. 15, 2012. There have now been five no-hitters in Seattle franchise history. 

The Orioles had not been no-hit since 2007. 

- Dan Gartland

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