BREWERS 9, MARINERS 7 (AT PEORIA STADIUM)
The facts: Blake Beavan’s bid for the rotation took a beating Wednesday when he yielded seven runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up two homers in the second inning and two more in the third.
Play of the game: Ramon Ramirez’s rough spring continued when he yielded a homer on his first pitch — to Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta — after replacing Beavan in the sixth inning. Ramirez has allowed eight runs in 6 2/3 innings over seven outings.
Plus: Shortstop Brad Miller had three more hits in four at-bats, with a walk, and is batting .447 at 17 for 38…Mike Zunino got his first spring homer…Kyle Seager was two for four with a homer after entering the game at seven for 40.
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Minus: Beavan had only allowed three earned runs in 12 2/3 innings in four previous outings…Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen gave up two hits and a walk in his only inning but limited the damage to one run. He gave up five runs in one-third of an inning in his previous appearance.
Quotable: “I go in. They tell me what to do. And I do it.” — pitcher Taijuan Walker on the next step in his rehab program from bursitis in his shoulder after a 40-pitch bullpen workout before Wednesday’s game.
Extra innings: Robinson Cano was one for four in his return to the lineup after a four-absence to attend to a family matter in the Dominican Republic…The Mariners are honoring their Venezuelan Summer League team with a ring ceremony Thursday morning for winning the 2013 title.
Up next: The Mariners get their first look Thursday the new Cubs Park in Mesa. Erasmo Ramirez is scheduled to start against Chicago right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Felix Hernandez will remain in Peoria to start on regular rest for Hi-A High Desert. (Triple-A Tacoma and Double-A Jackson are on the road).