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Hisashi Iwakuma Has Setback, Shut Down for Up to 2 Weeks

Rob Carr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has been shut down from pitching for at least the next 10 days after feeling continued tightness in his strained right lat muscle during a throwing session.

"It's a tough situation," Iwakuma said through a translator. "I took about a week off and then started throwing for about a week. But I still felt something inside. It's not pain, it's more tightness. We want to make sure I feel nothing when I throw next time."

There is no timetable for Iwakuma's return, but he can't throw again until approximately May 22.

Iwakuma has been on the disabled list since April 24. Before that, the 34-year-old made three starts, pitching 16 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts, a 6.61 ERA, and a 1.41 WHIP.

The 26-year-old left-hander Roenis Elias will continue to start in Iwakuma's place.

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Crisp's Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Coco Crisp launched a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the 12th, giving Oakland a 3-2 win over Seattle on Thursday. Umpires met briefly to review the play, but quickly confirmed the walk-off.

"I was just going up there to swing as hard as I could," said Crisp, who recorded his sixth career walk-off hit. "Probably nine times out of 10, I ended up with a strikeout with that approach. Tonight was that one time that it ended up working out."

The Athletics (2-2) trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning before Sam Fuld tripled to deep center field, scoring Nick Punto. Fuld was thrown out at the plate trying to stretch the hit into an inside-the-park homerun. Oakland then tied things up in the eighth when Crisp scored on a Yoenis Cespedes triple.

Seattle (3-1) starter Roenis Elias pitched five innings of one-run ball before the bullpen gave up the lead. The Mariners used six pitchers in relief before Hector Noesi (0-1) came on to begin the 12th, giving up the homerun.

Four different Oakland pitchers combined to toss six one-hit innings in relief of Jesse Chavez. Drew Pomeranz (1-0) picked up the win for the Athletics with a perfect top half of the 12th.

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