Hisashi Iwakuma Gets Felix’d, Mariners Can’t Solve Chris Tillman


Hisashi Iwakuma gave up a home run to Nick Markakis to lead off the game and the Seattle Mariners couldn’t get it back off Chris Tillman as the Orioles took the rubber match of the three-game series, 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

Iwakuma hadn’t lost a road start since July 20, 2013, going 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA in 14 starts away from Safeco. And Sunday wasn’t much different. After the leadoff homer to Markakis, ‘Kuma settled in allowing only four more hits and two walks while striking out seven over 7.2 IP.

On the other side, was Chris Tillman. Tillman improved to 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA in six career starts against the Mariners, the team that dealt him in 2008 as part of the Adam Jones/Erik Bedard trade.

Tillman scattered four singles across seven shutout innings, walking none and striking out six.

The closest the Mariners came was in the top of the second when they had runners at the corners with only one out. But Tillman got Mike Zunino and Brad Miller to both go down on strikes to end the threat. He then retired 12 more in a row before giving up a leadoff hit to Kendrys Morales in the 7th.

Sunday’s game marked the 14th time the Mariners have been shut out this season and the third time they lost 1-0.

The Mariners finished up the road trip at 3-3 and return to Safeco for a nine-game homestand that opens Tuesday with a two-game Interleague series against the Atlanta Braves.




Austin JacksonCF400000100.270
Dustin AckleyLF400000000.255
Robinson Canó2B301001000.330
Kendrys MoralesDH401000102.222
Kyle Seager3B301000011.275
Chris DenorfiaRF300000101.000
Logan Morrison1B301000100.211
Mike ZuninoC300000202.208
Brad MillerSS200000202.199
Chris TaylorPH-SS100000100.360


Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – B Miller 1

GIDP – K Seager

Team LOB – 4


SB – K Seager (5, 2nd base off C Tillman/N Hundley)


Nick MarkakisRF413110001.286
Manny Machado3B301001101.276
Adam JonesCF400000104.284
Delmon YoungDH300000202.315
Chris Davis1B300000100.194
J.J. HardySS300000100.271
David LoughLF301000000.209
Ryan Flaherty2B300000100.206
Nick HundleyC200001000.202


2B – N Markakis (22, H Iwakuma)

HR – N Markakis (9, 1st inning off H Iwakuma 0 on, 0 Out)

RBI – N Markakis (38)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Jones 1, D Young 1

Team LOB – 5


CS – D Lough (5, 2nd base by H Iwakuma/M Zunino)


DP – 1 (R Flaherty-J Hardy-C Davis)



Hisashi Iwakuma(L, 9-6)7.25112710.992.94
Danny Farquhar0.10000001.162.66


Chris Tillman(W, 8-5)7.04000601.313.78
Andrew Miller(HLD, 16)1.00000200.892.25
Zach Britton(SV, 23)1.00001100.881.59

Pitches-strikes – H Iwakuma 109-73; D Farquhar 1-1; C Tillman 101-65; A Miller 10-7; Z Britton 16-9

Ground balls-fly balls – H Iwakuma 8-8; D Farquhar 0-1; C Tillman 10-6; A Miller 0-1; Z Britton 2-0

Batters faced – H Iwakuma 29; D Farquhar 1; C Tillman 24; A Miller 3; Z Britton 4

Game Details

Game Time: 2:33.

Umpires: HP–Tim Timmons. 1B–Tim Welke. 2B–Todd Tichenor. 3B–Clint Fagan.

Weather: 72 degrees, Overcast.

Wind: 2 mph, Right to Left.

Attendance: 35,217.