Hisashi Iwakuma Tosses No-Hitter in Seattle's 3-0 Win Over Orioles - NBC Connecticut

Hisashi Iwakuma Tosses No-Hitter in Seattle's 3-0 Win Over Orioles

Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three in throwing the first no-hitter by an American League pitcher in nearly three years.

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 12: Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma #18 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning at Safeco Field on August 12, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    Hisashi Iwakuma has become the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

    Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three in throwing the first no-hitter by an American League pitcher in nearly three years. He joins Hideo Nomo, who threw two no-nos, as the only Japanese-born pitchers to accomplish the feat.

    Iwakuma is the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season, joining Philadelphia's Cole Hamels — prior to his trade to Texas — Washington's Max Scherzer and San Francisco's Chris Heston.

    Iwakuma is the first American League pitcher to throw a no-hitter since teammate Felix Hernandez tossed a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 15, 2012.