Anderson gave up two earned runs on four hits while striking out five across three innings in Sunday's loss to the Angels. He did not factor into the decision. The left-hander allowed a two-run home run in the first inning before settling down for the remainder of his brief outing. With the Athletics looking ahead toward the postseason, manager Bob Melvin kept Anderson on a limited pitch count during the regular-season finale. In 17 starts this year, Anderson tallied a 4.48 ERA with 47 strikeouts over 80.1 innings.
Anderson allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out three over 2.1 innings in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision. Oakland's offense provided Anderson with a 3-0 lead before he took the mound in the first, and then again with a 6-3 advantage in the second inning, but the 30-year-old squandered both leads. The southpaw was taken deep for a three-run shot in the first inning by Nelson Cruz and a solo homer in the third by Jean Segura before exiting. The outing pushed up his ERA nearly a half run to 4.42, but he'll get a chance to bounce back against the Angels in the regular-season finale Sunday.
Anderson will get the start Tuesday against Seattle, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Anderson was initially expected to take the hill Monday in the series opener, but Daniel Mengden will start instead. Anderson owns a 3.96 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 75 innings this season.
Anderson (4-5) got the win Wednesday, shutting out the Angels over 6.2 innings with three strikeouts while allowing three hits without a walk. Anderson wasn't overpowering Wednesday, inducing just five swinging strikes while throwing 48 of 82 pitches for strikes, but he was able to scatter a trio of singles to stifle the Angels. Since the start of August, the southpaw has gone 6.2 innings without allowing a run four times, lowering his ERA to 3.96. Next up is a road tilt in Seattle on Monday.
Anderson (3-5) suffered the loss Thursday night against the Orioles, allowing four earned runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out two over 3.1 innings. Anderson made his first start after a trip to the disabled list, and he only managed to throw 59 pitches in the short outing. All seven of the hits he allowed were singles, and he yielded a pair of runs in the first and fourth frames. His ERA now sits at 4.35 for the season, and he'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Angels.