DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: FOOTBALL |HOCKEY | BASKETBALL
Refresh
Page last updated on Sun Dec 11 02:59:48 EST 2016
RECAP
03/10/2013 8:33 PM EDT
Anderson strains back in A's win over Arizona
OAKLAND 7, ARIZONA 5

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brett Anderson called it "pure athleticism at its
finest."



The fact that he could make light of what could have been a
serious situation for the Oakland A's was a bit of good news in
a 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.



Anderson, picked by manager Bob Melvin to start on opening day,
was just eight pitches into his second start of the spring when
trouble arose.



He had given up a leadoff single to Adam Eaton, then watched as
a sharp grounder by former Oakland teammate Cliff Pennington
caromed off the glove of third baseman Josh Donaldson and rolled
toward the back of the infield.



Eaton slowed momentarily, then tried to take an extra base when
he noticed no one was covering third. Anderson hustled over to
the bag, but the throw was a bit behind him, the ball got loose
and Eaton was safe.



Anderson walked back toward the mound, twisting his neck back
and forth. Melvin and team trainers came out and the left-hander
was pulled from the game without attempting to make a practice
throw.



The diagnosis was a strained muscle on the right side of his
upper deck. Anderson, attached to an electronic stimulation
device while sitting in front of his locker, called it a freak
play and said he didn't think it was anything serious. More
evaluation will come on Monday.



"It's a lot looser than it was when I was out there," Anderson
said. "The ball was thrown behind me, I turned and my neck
balled up, started to spasm."



He agreed with Melvin's decision to pull him.



"You don't want to overcompensate and hurt something else,"
Anderson said.



Said Melvin: "You never want to take a chance. But we are fairly
confident that he will be able to make his next start."



Oakland overcame an early 2-0 deficit with two runs in the
second inning and two more in the third, and pulled away.



Infielder Jed Lowrie, acquired Feb. 4 in a trade with Houston,
provided much of the offense with a two-run homer and an RBI
double.



Lowrie appears to be competing with Jemile Weeks for the
second-base job. Weeks was hitting well before being sidelined
with a bruised shoulder. Melvin said Weeks will get in some
at-bats at the A's nearby minor-league camp on Monday before
going back into the regular lineup.



"Lowrie has a couple of good at-bats every day. It doesn't seem
to matter if it's a right-hander or left-hander, he swings every
well," Melvin said.



Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Skaggs, vying with lefty Patrick
Corbin and righty Randall Delgado to become the fifth starter,
again was inconsistent. He gave up four earned runs on four
hits, walked two and gave up the homer to Lowrie. His spring ERA
is 12.79.



"Numbers mean nothing in spring training, it's all about how you
feel, what coaches see," the 21-year-old Skaggs said. "It was
basically a confidence-builder and today just added to the
confidence I have out there."



NOTES: RHP Ian Kennedy, Arizona's opening day starter, pitched
what amounted to five innings in a "B" game at the team's
facility in nearby Scottsdale. He gave up one hit over four
innings and struck out three, although he was given an extra out
each inning. ... A's OF Yoenis Cespedes will be in Florida for
another day or two to greet 14 family members, including his
mother, who left Cuba with him two years ago but have been
delayed coming to America until now. ... When Arizona's
Venezuelan players return from the World Baseball Classic,
manager Kirk Gibson said that Martin Prado will be used strictly
at 3B after playing LF in the WBC. ... The A's optioned LHP
Andrew Werner and RHP Jesse Chavez to Triple-A Sacramento and
RHP Michael Ynoa to Class A Beloit.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Navy
2
Army
3
Ucla
4
Navy
5
Army
12/11/2016
Italy Lega AEA7-EMPORIO ARMANI MILANO at UMANA VENEZIA03:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBUCAM MURCIA at IBEROSTAR TENERIFE03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBREAL BETIS ENERGIA PLUS at DIVINA SEGUROS JOVENTUT03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBICL BASQUET MANRESA at MONTAKIT FUENLABRADA03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBTECNYCONTA ZARAGOZA at HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA03:30 AM PST
Germany BBLS.OLIVER WURZBURG at EWE BASKETS OLDENBURG06:30 AM PST
Germany BBLFC BAYERN MUNCHEN at FRAPORT SKYLINERS FRANKFURT06:30 AM PST
Germany BBLEISBAREN BREMERHAVEN at ALBA BERLIN06:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBFC BARCELONA LASSA at MORABANC ANDORRA09:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBMOVISTAR ESTUDIANTES at BASKONIA VITORIA GASTEIZ09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLBROSE BAMBERG at RATIOPHARM ULM09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLSC RASTA VECHTA at TELEKOM BASKETS BONN09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLWALTER TIGERS TUBINGEN at SCIENCE CITY JENA09:00 AM PST
Italy Lega AENEL BRINDISI at CONSULTINVEST PESARO09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega AVANOLI CREMONA at GERMANI BASKET BRESCIA09:15 AM PST
Spain - ACBREAL MADRID at BILBAO BASKET09:30 AM PST
France - Pro APAU LACQ ORTHEZ at NANTERRE 9209:30 AM PST
Italy Lega APASTA REGGIA CASERTA at AUXILIUM CUS TORINO10:00 AM PST
NFLWashington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles10:00 AM PST
NFLSan Diego Chargers vs Carolina Panthers10:00 AM PST
NFLDenver Broncos vs Tennessee Titans10:00 AM PST
NFLMinnesota Vikings vs Jacksonville Jaguars10:00 AM PST
NFLPittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills10:00 AM PST
NFLHouston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts10:00 AM PST
NFLArizona Cardinals vs Miami Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLChicago Bears vs Detroit Lions10:00 AM PST
NFLCincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns10:00 AM PST
Italy Lega AGRISSIN BON REGGIO EMILIA at OPENJOBMETIS VARESE11:45 AM PST
NFLNew York Jets vs San Francisco 49ers1:05 PM PST
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:25 PM PST
NFLSeattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers1:25 PM PST
NFLAtlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams1:25 PM PST
NBAPhiladelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons3:00 PM PST
NBAGolden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves4:00 PM PST
NBABoston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder4:00 PM PST
NBANew Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns5:30 PM PST
NFLDallas Cowboys vs New York Giants5:30 PM PST
NBANew York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers6:30 PM PST
12/12/2016
NFLBaltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots5:30 PM PST
12/17/2016
College FootballNC Central vs Grambling09:00 AM PST
College FootballUTSA vs New Mexico11:00 AM PST
College FootballHouston vs San Diego State12:30 PM PST
College FootballArkansas State vs Central Florida2:30 PM PST
College FootballAppalachian State vs Toledo2:30 PM PST
College FootballSouthern Miss vs UL Lafayette6:00 PM PST
12/19/2016
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Tulsa11:30 AM PST
12/20/2016
College FootballMemphis vs Western Kentucky4:00 PM PST
12/21/2016
College FootballBYU vs Wyoming6:00 PM PST
12/22/2016
College FootballColorado State vs Idaho4:00 PM PST
12/23/2016
College FootballEastern Michigan vs Old Dominion10:00 AM PST
College FootballLouisiana Tech vs Navy1:30 PM PST
College FootballOhio vs Troy5:00 PM PST
12/24/2016
College FootballMiddle Tennessee State vs Hawaii5:00 PM PST
12/26/2016
College FootballMiami Ohio vs Mississippi State08:00 AM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Boston College11:30 AM PST
College FootballVanderbilt vs NC State2:00 PM PST
12/27/2016
College FootballArmy vs North Texas09:00 AM PST
College FootballWake Forest vs Temple12:30 PM PST
College FootballWashington State vs Minnesota4:00 PM PST
College FootballBaylor vs Boise State7:15 PM PST
12/28/2016
College FootballNorthwestern vs Pittsburgh11:00 AM PST