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Iwakuma Blanks Braves, Helps Extend Winning Streak

Charles Odum, AP Sports Writer
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Hisashi Iwakuma gets the ball in Game 1 of the series vs. the Yankees. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hisashi Iwakuma gets the ball in Game 1 of the series vs. the Yankees. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep.

Cole Gillespie and Kyle Seager hit run-scoring singles. Seattle has won five straight, matching its longest winning streak of the season.

Iwakuma (4-2) gave up only six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in seven innings. The right-hander was sharp, throwing 71 of his 96 pitches for strikes.

Mike Minor (2-4) allowed only one run in seven innings, but the Braves fell to 0-6 in interleague games.

Yoervis Medina pitched a perfect eighth before Fernando Rodney earned his 16th save with three straight outs in the ninth.

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