SEATTLE (AP) Mariners' right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has not allowed a hit to the Baltimore Orioles through eight innings on Wednesday.
Iwakuma has struck out six, and he issued a pair of walks in the fourth inning. Iwakuma has thrown 107 pitches.
Iwakuma escaped the fourth-inning jam with a two-out strikeout of Jimmy Paredes. Iwakuma also got help from second baseman Robinson Cano in that inning, chasing down Gerardo Parra's groundball in short right field and throwing him out at first.
Adam Jones hit a deep flyball to center field leading off the seventh but Austin Jackson tracked it down on the warning track. Iwakuma walked Jonathan Schoop on a full-count pitch leading off the eighth, but Caleb Joseph grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Seattle leads 3-0.