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Iwakuma wins his season debut for Mariners

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Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma won his Major League Baseball season debut, pitching 6 2/3 innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the host Houston Astros 9-8. 

Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners pitches on September 25, 2013 in Seattle, Washington

Iwakuma missed more than a month at the start of the season with a torn extensor tendon in his right middle finger, but was activated hours before the game so he could take the mound.

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