It turned out to be a day of survival for young right-hander Kyle Drabek.

Drabek has pitched about as well as could be expected, maybe better, in his first three outings of the season.

In his first start, he got a win over the Minnesota Twins. He allowed a hit and a run over seven innings. In his no-decision against the L.A. Angels, he gave up one run on six hits over six innings.

It was a rougher go against the Mariners on Wednesday. In 5 2/3 innings, Drabek allowed two runs on six hits. He also came up with his first pickoff of the season in the second inning when he erased his walk to Ryan Langerhans by catching him leaning toward second base.