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Anderson exits early, no explanation yet

A’s rookie Brett Anderson was cruising through four shutout innings when he was replaced by Brad Ziegler to start the bottom of the fifth against Tampa Bay. First thought was that maybe a blister had re-formed on his left hand, which was a problem earlier this season. But word from the A’s PR staff is he didn’t leave for any injury-related reason. We should know more after the game …

0-0 tie in the bottom of the sixth …

Joe Stiglich