Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Brett Anderson didn't look like a pitcher who hadn't seen a major league mound in over a year.The Oakland Athletics left-hander stymied the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in his first start of the 2012 season and his first major league start since June 5, 2011 a span of 444 days. Anderson missed most of last year and the majority of this season after having Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Tuesday marked Anderson's first start with Oakland after his surgery, and he dazzled. He allowed just one run on four hits through seven innings as he helped the A's top the Twins 4-1. Anderson also struck out six Minnesota batters and did not issue a walk."Anderson was pretty good. That was one of the better performances we've seen in a while," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "He had a really sharp breaking ball. He had a great little changeup. He kept us off balance pretty much the whole night and made it really tough on us."Prior to Tuesday, Anderson had made six rehab starts with two of ...
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