Short day for Hisashi Iwakuma, long day for Mariners in loss to Cubs

Seattle Mariners’ Shawn O’Malley (36) steals second on a throw from Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross to third baseman Javier Baez, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2016, in Chicago. (36) steals second on a throw from Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross to third baseman Javier Baez, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2016, in Chicago. Shortstop Addison Russell watches the play from behind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Mariners got to experience what the rest of baseball has been bleating about since spring training — the Chicago Cubs are good. Cubs hitters beat up on Hisashi Iwakuma and then pummeled the Mariners’ bullpen while Jon Lester tossed six scoreless innings in a 12-1 rout.

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