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Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy pad list of bullpen options for Dodgers

Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy pad list of bullpen options for Dodgers

Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson made his first relief appearance in three years Thursday night, allowing five hits and striking out two in 2 1/3 rocky but scoreless innings in a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres in Petco Park.

Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that right-hander Brandon McCarthy will make his first relief appearance since 2007 Friday night in San Francisco.

Neither Anderson, limited to three starts this season, nor McCarthy, limited to nine starts, will be part of the Dodgers’ playoff rotation, but Roberts is giving the veteran and oft-injured starters one last chance to make the playoff roster as relievers.

“We wanted to get a...

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