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Dodgers lose Brett Anderson to Achilles injury, game to Braves

Dodgers lose Brett Anderson to Achilles injury, game to Braves

Now that hurt. Forget all that dread mixed with hopefulness, Brett Anderson made it past the season’s halfway point as a healthy left-hander. The Dodgers held a mini-celebration. Then came a hot, humid Tuesday night in Atlanta. And no more celebration. Anderson left the game in the third inning with irritation in his left Achilles' tendon, the Dodgers ultimately going on to a 4-3 loss to the Braves at Turner Field. Anderson has thrown 110 2/3 innings this season, which for the injury-prone starter was already newsworthy. It’s the most he’s thrown since going 112 1/3 innings in 2010. So Anderson getting battered is nothing new, even if his latest injury is a new...

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