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Athletics Vs. Twins Final Score: Brett Anderson Pitches Oakland To 4-1 Win

Tuesday was a day of twists and turns for the Oakland Athletics. Amid adding Stephen Drew and optioning Jemile Weeks, the team still found time to pick up a 4-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins to even up the series at Coliseum.

Brett Anderson was terrific in his return from Tommy John surgery, picking up the win after allowing one run on four hits and no walks, striking out six batters along the way. The only flaw came in the first inning, when Ben Revere scored on a wild pitch. After that, however, it was lights out.

Josh Donaldson hit an RBI double in the second inning to tie things up, 1-1. Derek Norris provided the go-ahead run in the sixth inning with a two-out RBI single and the A's tacked on two insurance runs in the seventh; Josh Reddick picked up an RBI single and Chris Carter doubled him home.

The A's will try to capture the series in Wednesday's rubber game.

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