Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/7/12

Before Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners, Oakland A's first baseman Chris Carter homered off rehabbing left-hander Brett Anderson, who was throwing to hitters for the first time since May.

A sign of sorts? Carter came off the bench in the 11th inning to hit a game-winning three-run homer at the Coliseum, lifting Oakland to a 4-1 win over Seattle.

It was the third homer in four games for Carter, a right-handed hitter who is splitting time at first base with left-handed-hitting Brandon Moss. Carter's homer Friday came off a right-handed pitcher, Steve Delabar, after Mariners manager Eric Wedge switched pitchers when Carter was announced as the hitter for Moss.

Carter is 6-for-12 since being called up June 29. He has at least one hit and one run in all four games he has played. At 25, it appears that he finally is putting it all together at the big-league level, nearly five years after being obtained from Arizona in the Dan Haren deal.

In his previous call-ups with Oakland last year and 2010, Carter hit .167 with three homers and seven RBI in 114 at-bats.

Anderson, who came over from the Diamondbacks in the same deal, is recovering from Tommy John surgery. He threw 25 pitches to hitters Friday. He'll throw a bullpen session Sunday and then begin pitching in rookie-level Arizona League games. He could rejoin the A's in August, 13 months after his surgery.

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