SEATTLE — Off the bat, Hisashi Iwakuma believed the slicing flyball was going to find its way to the outfield grass and end his dream of joining an elite pitching fraternity one out shy. Then he saw Mariners teammate Austin Jackson sprinting with his glove extended in the air, ready to squeeze the final out and put Iwakuma's name next to Hideo Nomo as the only Japanese-born pitchers to throw a no-hitter. "I can't find the words to express my feelings," Iwakuma said through an interpreter after the fourth no-hitter in the major leagues this season. "I'm truly happy." Iwakuma became the first American League pitcher in nearly three years to pitch a no-hitter, silencing the Orioles in Seattle's 3-0 victory on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Tokyo native didn't overpower Baltimore. Instead, he used a biting splitter and precise control to pitch the fourth individual no-hitter in franchise history and become the oldest pitcher since Randy Johnson in 2004 to throw a no-no. The last AL pitcher to do so was teammate Felix Hernandez, who pitched a perfect game against the Rays at Safeco Field on Aug. 15, 2012.