Brett Anderson tossed seven strong innings in his first start in over a year to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins, 4-1. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES)
OAKLAND, CA - Brett Anderson tossed seven strong innings in his first start in over a year to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins, 4-1, in the second of three games at the Coliseum.
Anderson (1-0) allowed one run on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks. He had been sidelined for more than 14 months while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Josh Donaldson had a pair of hits and an RBI, while Seth Smith scored twice for the Athletics, who have won five of their last six.
Cole De Vries (2-5) surrendered two runs on six hits and three walks through 5 2/3 innings to remain winless since June 30. He has four losses and six no decisions in that span.
Ben Revere scored the lone run on a wild pitch for Minnesota, which fell for the 10th time in 12 games.
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