Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The last time the Seattle Mariners saw Blake Beavan, he was saying his goodbyes after having given up 17 runs over the space of three starts in late May and early June. Beavan was sent down after that to work on his game. He returned Tuesday, and despite giving up five runs in six innings in a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals, he showed signs of the progress the Mariners had wanted to see from him. He was given a 6-0 lead, then was dinged for three runs in the third inning. He came back from that, however, to pitch perfect baseball in the fourth, fifth and sixth. He left the game two batters into the seventh, holding a 9-3 lead, but the bullpen let both of the inherited runs score. "He really had to battle through the third inning," manager Eric Wedge said, "but I was really impressed with the way he came in with some nice innings and really shut them down." Beavan, who started the season in the rotation, is going to get a chance to pitch his way back into the starting fi...
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