Garland sees first action in 20 months for Mariners

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jon Garland felt a little out of place at the beginning before settling in and relying on what he knows best.

Garland pitched for the first time in nearly 20 months, Franklin Gutierrez and Nick Franklin hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners won their sixth straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Thursday.

Garland was 1-5 with a 4.33 ERA in just nine starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers before labrum and rotator cuff surgery ended his 2011 season in July. He tried to make it back last year with Cleveland but suffered complications.

Justin Smoak had two hits and drove in a run for the M’s.

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