SEATTLE — Hisashi Iwakuma hasn’t quite figured out the Boston Red Sox. The all-star right-hander has mowed down plenty of teams in his brief career in the big leagues. But the reigning World Series champs? Well, they do what few teams in baseball have done — hit Iwakuma and hit him hard.
The Red Sox roughed up Iwakuma on a perfect Wednesday night at Safeco Field, scoring five runs off him in four innings en route to a 5-4 win over the Mariners.