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Iwakuma (2-2) struck out Rajai Davis three straight times after allowing Davis’ first career leadoff homer, which gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.

Iwakuma’s 13 strikeouts broke the Mariners’ rookie record of 12 previously shared by Mark Langston, Randy Johnson and Freddy Garcia. Iwakuma threw eight innings, allowed four hits and walked three.

Toronto starter Ricky Romero (8-8) lost his seventh consecutive start, giving up eight hits and three earned runs over six innings. He struck out seven and walked two.