Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City
By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 9/2/13
After a pair of ugly outings, Bruce Chen got back on track with a solid showing last week.The Kansas City Royals are hoping for a repeat performance as they try to keep pace in the AL wild-card race Tuesday night against the visiting Seattle Mariners.Chen (6-2, 2.79 ERA) has given Kansas City (71-66) a lift since joining the rotation July 12, going 3-2 with a 3.04 ERA in nine starts. The veteran left-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in all but two of those outings while limiting opponents to a .200 average.After giving up a combined 13 runs over nine innings in losses to Detroit and Washington, he regrouped Thursday in a 3-1 victory at Minnesota."I went back and tried to be more aggressive," said Chen, who yielded one run and five hits in 5 23 innings. "I wanted to make sure I pound the strike zone."Chen is 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA in nine career starts against the Mariners (62-75), most recently allowing three runs in six innings in a 4-3 road loss July 28, 2012. Dustin Ackley and K...
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