For the first time in 690 days, Brandon Beachy stood behind a major league mound, tossed a rosin bag, and inhaled. There were many times he doubted he'd make it to this moment, and no one knew what to expect afterward, but now he dug into the mound and stared toward home plate.
He took the sign and let go.
For the first time since a second reconstructive elbow surgery, Beachy started a big league game Saturday, for the Dodgers against the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched four innings, laboring at times, and gave up three runs on a bases-loaded double. He struck out two. The game ended after the deadline for this edition of The Times.
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