Beavan Pitches 6 Solid Innings in Mariners' Win 3/18/13
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Blake Beavan turned in his best performance of the
spring Sunday, allowing one run and three hits in six solid innings to help the
Seattle Mariners beat a Texas Rangers split squad 4-3.
Mariners centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez played his first game since March
9. He was out because of tightness in his legs. Gutierrez batted leadoff and
went 0 for 2 with a walk.
The 24-year-old Beavan is competing with Jon Garland, Erasmo Ramirez, Jeremy
Bonderman and Brandon Maurer for one of two remaining spots in the starting
rotation. He was perfect through three innings before running into trouble in
Seattle left fielder Raul Ibanez hit a two-run home run off Texas closer Joe
Nathan in the fourth inning. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales added a two-run
shot in the eighth.