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Sep 6, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (18) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma – RHP

‘Kuma only had one outing this week, but he made it count. Hisashi Iwakuma allowed 1 run on 5 hits across 6.1 innings en route to earning a victory this weekend in Oakland. The 34-year-old right-hander struck out 3 and walked 1.

The Tokyo, JP native has been pretty remarkable for the Mariners recently. Iwakuma is 5-1 with a 2.98 ERA in August and September. He fanned 40 and walked 11 through 48.1 innings pitched. I was ready to throw in the towel on ‘Kuma in July, but I am glad the M’s knew better.

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