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'(Posted 8 a.m., April 19)
Bédard picks up first loss of the season despite solid effort
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Navan native Erik Bédard picked up his first loss of the season on Saturday to even his record at 1-1. He sacttered seven hits over six innings against the Detroit Tigers and gave up two runs in a 2-0 loss. File photo

Navan native Erik Bédard picked his first loss of the season on Saturday despite another solid effort that saw him scatter seven hits over six innings while striking out eight batters against the Detroit Tigers.

Unfortunately, the two runs he gave up in the sixth inning would prove to be more than enough as the Tigers shut out the Seattle Mariners 2-0 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Bédard was cruising along until the sixth inning when he gave up back-to-back singles with two out. The second single by Brandon Inge scored Miguel Cabrera, who led the inning off with a single, and Gerald Laird who managed to reach home plate on a throwing error by Ichiro Suzuki.

Prior to the sixth, Bédard had allowed a total of seven baserunners, but none of them managed to reach third base.

After the game, Mariners catcher Rob Johnson talked to reporters about Bédard's third outing of the season.

"Erik did a great job with his sinker and his cutter and his curveball when he needed to," Johnson said.

After giving up two runs in six innings, Bédard's ERA now stands at 1.86. It was 1.50 heading into the game. He also 23 strikeouts in 19.1 innings of work while only giving up three walks.

Bédard's next start will be against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

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