Anderson struggles in surprise rehab start

Anderson struggles in surprise rehab start
August 17, 2013, 9:45 pm
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Brett Anderson pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and two runs with two strikeouts in his first rehab start. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Brett Anderson lasted into the third inning of his unexpected rehab start at triple-A Sacramento Saturday night.

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The left-hander, who was initially supposed to throw two innings of relief, gave up two first-inning runs against Tucson and finished with a line of 2 1/3 innings, three hits, two runs, three walks and two strikeouts. He threw 49 pitches, 27 strikes.

"Results aside, it was awesome to get back on the mound in a game," Anderson Tweeted. "One step closer to being back where I want to be."

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