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Yusei Kikuchi throws 2-hitter for first shutout, Seattle Mariners top Toronto Blue Jays

Yusei Kikuchi needed just 96 pitches to complete a two-hitter Sunday that led the Seattle Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 for Seattle’s third shutout of the season.

UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

Angels homer four times in 9-3 romp over hapless Mariners

The fourth inning told the story. Not just the story of Sunday’s 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, in which the Mariners dropped their 15th game in their past …

J.P. Crawford shines, Yusei Kikuchi rebounds as Mariners thump Orioles 13-3

J.P. Crawford had a career-high four hits and drove in four, Yusei Kikuchi had his best outing in a month, and the Seattle Mariners used an eight-run third inning to …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Shohei Ohtani homers off Yusei Kikuchi in Angels’ 12-3 win over M’s

Shohei Ohtani homered and singled off Yusei Kikuchi in the Los Angeles Angels’ 12-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Not a sticky situation: Yusei Kikuchi’s hat draws looks, no action

Whatever was smeared under the hat of Seattle pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, it hasn’t turned into a sticky situation for the Mariners, New York Yankees or Major League Baseball. A day …

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi sought out Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer to talk pitching, igniting an unlikely bond

At some point during this three-game series against Cleveland at Progressive Field, Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi hopes to have another conversation with Indians star pitcher Trevor Bauer.

UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019

Mariners will likely call up Justus Sheffield to piggyback Yusie Kikuchi on Friday

It appears the Mariners have made a decision on Yusei Kikuchi’s next start and what pitcher they will bring up to supplement the innings needed to cover the shortened outing.

Yusei Kikuchi could become blueprint for helping Asian arms adjust

Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is well aware his first season in the majors will be subject to additional scrutiny. Kikuchi’s rookie season is essentially an experiment, an attempt to …

UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

Ichiro Suzuki, Yusei Kikuchi face massive media frenzy in first appearance of Mariners’ Japan trip

The two players and their manager walked through the underground tunnel that took them from the basement of the Tokyo Dome to the banquet room floor of the Tokyo Dome …

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi’s dream of playing in majors now a reality with Seattle Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi’s goal was always to pitch in the major leagues. The dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. But in a twist, …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Mariners announce Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi will start two games vs. Oakland in Japan

Former Gonzaga standout will earn his first start on opening day.

All eyes on Yusei Kikuchi during his spring debut for Mariners

Japanese free-agent Yusei Kikuchi made his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Monday, throwing two innings against the Cincinnati Reds in a start that featured a little bit of everything, …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi is making adjustments and working toward his first Mariners start

New Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is still getting used to the different ball in MLB compared to Japan, not to mention the unseasonably cold and rainy weather in Arizona, but …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

With nasty weather at home, Mariners arrive in Arizona for spring training

If nothing else, the Seattle Mariners’ early arrival for spring training will give them a little more meet-and-greet time.

Mariners sign Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi

The Seattle Mariners have signed Japanese left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to a four-year deal just ahead of the deadline for him to sign with a major league club or be …