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Bedard back in win column for first time since 2009

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The Mariners waited a long time for this one.

Erik Bedard, the left-handed starter who missed all of last year and who lost each of his first four decisions this year, gave the Mariners the kind of game they were looking for Wednesday in Comerica Park.

Bedard, going mostly with his fastball, gave up a first-inning run, then went on to pitch seven innings, surrendering precious little else in carrying Seattle to a 10-1 win over the Tigers.

Bedard earned his first victory since June 9, 2009.

It probably didn't hurt any that because the Mariners gave him two extra days off in order to keep ace Felix Hernandez on his every-fifth-day schedule, Bedard was able to get in extra work on the side over the weekend.

Wednesday's win was something of a throwback game for Bedard, who'd mixed his pitches up plenty in his first four starts. This time he went with his fastball primarily at the start, and at 93-94 mph, he found success.

He allowed only five hits, but the most significant stat of the day was the walks. He didn't give up any after he'd walked 11 in his first 17 2/3 innings to start the season.

The end result was not only a win, but his first game of seven innings since May 5, 2009, a no-decision against the Rangers. Later that year he had the second of three shoulder surgeries he's had in the last three seasons, and he didn't return to the Seattle rotation until this year.

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