Sep 13, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (18) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Iwakuma baffled the AL in 2013, going 14-6 in 33 starts with a 2.66 ERA (3rd-best in the AL). He was 2nd in the league in WHIP (1.01) behind Scherzer, 3rd in innings pitched – making that low ERA even more impressive (Scherzer was 5th and Darvish was 13th).
The 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 13 at 3 pm PST.
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