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Game Central – Aug. 21 vs. White Sox

08.21.15 Lineup

Game #122: Mariners (56-65) vs White Sox (56-63) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (14-7, 3.65) vs. LHP Chris Sale (11-7, 3.32)
Radio: 770 KTTH & 570 KVI & Mariners Radio Network
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners

Here are tonight’s Game Notes:

PLAY BALL!

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Robinson Canó, the Mayor of Seattle and a group of kids from the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club had a friendly game of Wiffle® Ball in downtown Seattle. It was part of the Major League Baseball-U.S. Conference of Mayors PLAY BALL initiative.

Mayor Ed Murray issued an official proclamation declaring August “PLAY BALL Month” in Seattle in recognition of “the importance and influence of the sport of baseball in the City of Seattle.”

Robinson Canó took a turn pitching to the kids, and Mariners team President and COO Kevin Mather stepped up to the rubber when Canó moved behind the plate to give the kids some tips on hitting.

With the “outfield wall” only 60-feet away from home plate there were a few homeruns, including a couple by Canó. The Moose van took a couple of direct hits, but no windows were broken.

PLAY BALL is an MLB campaign to engage youth and families in baseball. The initiative encourages widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth.

Iwakuma No-Hitter Celebration

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Seattle Mariners fans can celebrate pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma’s no-hitter with a limited edition T-shirt and specially priced tickets for Monday, August 24, Kuma’s next scheduled start at Safeco Field.

Iwakuma threw the fifth no-hitter in Mariners history on August 12 against the Baltimore Orioles. He also became the second Japanese-born pitcher with a Major League Baseball no-hitter, joining Hideo Nomo who had two in his career (1996, 2001).

In honor of Kuma’s gem, fans can get select Main Level seats for Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics for $18 (Iwakuma wears #18). In addition, the first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a commemorative T-shirt designed by Gary Chen, a fan and artist who lives in Taiwan.

Chen posted his artwork on Instagram the day after the no-hitter. The image was shared on the Seattle Mariners official Instagram account. That post began a conversation with Chen, via social media, about creating a commemorative T-shirt from his artwork. After a few tweaks to the original concept, the design was finalized.

The T-shirts are only available at the gates of Safeco Field on Monday. They will not be sold online or in stores.

Specially priced tickets for Monday’s game are available beginning today at Mariners.com, as well as the Safeco Field ticket windows, Mariners Team Stores, Ticketmaster Ticket Outlets and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (732-4487). Tickets will be available at the special price right up until game time.

Game Central – Aug. 19 at Texas

08.19.15 Lineup

Game #121 (8/19): Mariners (56-64) at Rangers (60-58) | 11:05 am PT | Globe Life Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-5, 4.14) vs. LHP Derek Holland (0-1, 9.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners

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Hisashi Iwakuma Named A.L. Player of the Week

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Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has been named the American League Player of the Week for Aug. 10-16. It is the first career Player of the Week honor for Iwakuma.

Iwakuma tossed the 5th no-hitter in Mariners history, 4th by a single pitcher, on Aug. 12 vs. Baltimore. He joined Randy Johnson on June 2, 1990 vs. Detroit, Chris Bosio on April 22, 1993 vs. Boston & Felix Hernandez on Aug. 15, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay (perfect game) as pitchers in club history with a no-hitter. The team also combined for a 6-man no-hitter on June 8, 2012 vs. Los Angeles (NL); Kevin Millwood (6.0 IP), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2) & Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0).

The right-hander is just the 2nd Japanese-born pitcher with an MLB no-hitter, joining Hideo Nomo who tossed two no-hitters during his career, Sept. 17, 1996 at Colorado (with Dodgers) & April 4, 2001 at Baltimore (with Boston).

Iwakuma’s no-hitter is the 4th in MLB this season, but the first in the American League since Felix Hernandez on Aug. 15, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay. National League no-hitters this season include Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels vs. Chicago (NL) on July 25, Washington’s Max Scherzer vs. Pittsburgh on June 20, San Francisco’s Chris Heston vs. New York (NL) on June 9.

This is Iwakuma’s first career Player of the Week honor, and the first by a Mariners pitcher since Felix Hernandez on June 9, 2014. This is the third Player of the Week honor for the Mariners this season after Brad Miller (May 18) and Nelson Cruz (April 20) won the award earlier this season.

On the season, Iwakuma is 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA (31 ER, 72.1 IP) with 58 strikeouts in 11 starts this season. Over his last 7 starts, he is 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA (14 ER, 51.0 IP) with 44 strikeouts since July 11. He missed more than two months on the 15-day disabled list earlier this season (April 24-July 6) with a right lat strain.

Game Central – August 16 at Red Sox

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Game #118 (8/16): Mariners (54-63) at Red Sox (52-64) | 1:35 pm ET/10:35 am PT | Fenway Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP Vidal Nuño (0-1, 3.00) vs. LHP Henry Owens (1-1, 3.60)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / 97.3 KIRO FM & Mariners Radio Network
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Red Sox | Mariners-Red Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @marinersblog

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Iwakuma No-Hitter – Facts & Figures

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Hisashi Iwakuma threw the 5th no-hitter (4th individual) in Seattle Mariners history in a 3-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on August 12, 2015 at Safeco Field. Here are some details on the historic pitching performance:

**The No-Hitter will be replayed tonight (Thursday) on ROOT Sports at 7 pm PT**

  • Was the 5th no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history, the 4th individual…all 5 of the Mariners no-hitters have come in home games, with 3 at Safeco Field (Iwakuma, Felix, combined no-no) and two at The Kingdome (Randy, Bosio).
  • Japanese No-Hitter – Became the second Japanese-born pitcher with a no-hitter in MLB history, joining Hideo Nomo: Sept. 17, 1996 at Colorado (with Dodgers) & April 4, 2001 at Baltimore (with Boston).
  • Breaking the AL Jinx – Iwakuma became the first American League pitcher to pitch a no-hitter since teammate Felix Hernandez did it on August 15, 2012…were 12 no hitters (11 individual, one combined) in the National League since then…marks the longest streak of no-hitters thrown in one league since the inception of the AL in 1901.
  • Mariners No-Hit Theme – Each of the last three no-hitters in the American League have been tossed by the Mariners, with six pitchers combining to blank the Dodgers on no hits on June 8, 2012 and Felix Hernandez tossing a perfect game vs. Tampa Bay on August 15, 2012…prior to Seattle, the last team responsible for three consecutive no-hitters in its league was the Yankees, who produced three straight no hitters in the American League from 1996 to 1999…New York’s no-hitters were tossed by Dwight Gooden (vs. Seattle on May 14, 1996), David Wells (vs. Minnesota on May 17, 1998) and David Cone (vs. Montreal on July 18, 1999).
  • The Golden Years – At age 34 years, 122 days, became the oldest AL pitcher to throw his first no-hitter since 36-year-old David Cone threw his perfect game against the Montreal Expos in 1999…also oldest pitcher to throw a no-no since Randy Johnson in 2004 (age 40)…23rd no-hitter in MLB history by a pitcher 34 years or older.
  • First Career CG – The no-hitter was Iwakuma’s first MLB complete game (88th career MLB start)…he became the 17th pitcher (since 1914) to throw a no-hitter in first career complete game (first since Philip Humber perfect game vs. Seattle 4/21/12)…records show that Iwakuma recorded 48 complete games (6 shutouts during his career in Japan, but did not throw a no-hitter).
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Mariners Game Central – Aug. 11 vs. Orioles

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Game #114 (8/11): Mariners (52-61) vs. Orioles (57-54) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (8-7, 4.67) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (8-7, 4.35) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv) TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available Game Information: Mariners | Orioles | Mariners-Orioles History

Roster | Midseason Report | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners All Access

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – we talk hitting with Nelson Cruz and go one-on-one with Mariners Hall of Famer Jamie Moyer.

Cruz and Blowers 1-on-1 – Mike Blowers sits down with Nelson Cruz to talk hitting and approaches to different situations at the plate. Hear how he changes his swing as needed and how often he actually tries to muscle one out of the park.

Cruz 5 HR in 5 games – Nelson Cruz has been as hot as Seattle’s summer. We take another look at the homers he hit during the recent five-game streak.

Nelson Cruz and Angie Mentink in the cage – There’s no denying the strength in Nelson’s hands and upper body, but see how he really generates power as Cruz takes us inside the batting cage and breaking down his stance.

Moyer 1-on-1 – Jen Mueller sits down with Jamie Moyer during his Hall of Fame weekend festivities and gets his thoughts on pitching today, Felix Hernandez and how he might pitch to Nelson Cruz.

Happy Anniversary Felix – It’s been 10 years since Felix Hernandez made his Major League debut. Discover what the King remembers about that day and the months leading up to his first big league start.

Mariners All Access Airs:

  • Sunday noon, 7:30pm
  • Monday 6pm
  • Wednesday 6:30pm
  • Friday 1pm

Mariners Game Central – August 5 at Colorado

Today's Line-up at Rockies

Today’s Line-up at Rockies

Game #109 (8/5): Mariners (50-58) at Rockies (44-61) | 1:10 pm MT/12:10 pm PT | Coors Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (8-7, 4.73) vs. LHP Chris Rusin (3-4, 4.61)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Rockies | Mariners-Rockies History

Roster | Midseason Report | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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