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The Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep, yet still came out on the losing end.
Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 12-4 in a matchup of AL playoff contenders. But the wild-card co-leaders also learned they would be minus starter Brett Anderson for the remainder of the regular season.
An MRI revealed Anderson sustained a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique muscle on Wednesday night, when the left-hander awkwardly fell off the mound and exited after two-plus innings.
Anderson was 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA after six games while coming off Tommy John surgery. The A's revealed the extent of his latest injury after their victory.
''He's a guy that's got ace-type of stuff. It hurts to lose a starting pitcher,'' Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. ''But we've lost a lot of starters in the last month and a half, three.''
Melvin said he doesn't know about Anderson's availab...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Oakland Athletics have shut down left-hander Brett
Anderson for the remainder of the regular season due to a strained oblique,
reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Anderson will not pitch again
during the regular season, manager Bob Melvin announced after the game, and
Straily will indeed go Monday at Texas.
Melvin was unwilling to say Anderson...
Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson left last night’s
start against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning due to what was later
diagnosed as a right oblique strain, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco
“I went back out for the
third and it kind of got progressively worse and worse,” he said. “It’s
After already losing Bartolo Colon and Brandon McCarthy for the season, the Oakland A's appear as if they will be without their one remaining non-rookie starter the rest of the way. Left-hander Brett Anderson left Wednesday's 6-2 loss at Detroit in the third inning with a right oblique strain. The injury generally requires several weeks of recovery time for pitchers, but...
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