Apr 19, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson (49) reacts during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Anderson Roughed Up, Injured as A’s Routed in Tampa


Brett Anderson is doing his thing again…you know, getting injured.

Looking forward to a new season after sitting out much of last year recovering from Tommy John surgery, Anderson suffered a right ankle sprain as the A’s lost 8-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Anderson allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in the first inning, and exited the game at the end of the inning.

Evan Scribner filled in, but was not much better, allowing four more runs in three innings to burn any hopes of a comeback.

The A’s actually got on the board first with two runs in the first inning, and Coco Crisp continued his hot streak with a home run in the seventh.

However, the A’s failed to capitalize on a bases loaded and nobody out situation in the top of the ninth, with Seth Smith grounding into a double play to end the game.

UPDATE: With the Boston Marathon bombing suspect now captured by law enforcement, it appears that the A’s will be able to play in Boston in a three-game series scheduled to begin on Monday. Earlier, there was speculation that if the suspect was still at-large that the series would be postponed.

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