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Brett Anderson leaves A’s start with left ankle sprain

April 21, 2019
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson reacts after being injured on an RBI-single by Toronto Blue Jays' Randal Grichuk during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 21, 2019. Anderson left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson reacts after being injured on an RBI-single by Toronto Blue Jays' Randal Grichuk during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 21, 2019. Anderson left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson was pulled from his start against Toronto with a left ankle sprain he injured running off the mound in the third inning.

Randal Grichuk hit a slow infield grounder in between third base and the mound. Anderson quickly moved to field the ball, slipped, then got up limping as a team trainer came out along with manager Bob Melvin.

After a brief discussion Anderson threw two warmup pitches before Melvin called for reliever Yusmeiro Petit.

Anderson allowed two runs on four hits and retired eight batters.

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