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Brett Anderson's return a horrendous one for Dodgers

Brett Anderson's return a horrendous one for Dodgers

This was not what Brett Anderson envisioned during those seemingly endless weeks of core-strengthening and stretching exercises, of weightlifting and long toss, of coping with the tedium of rehabilitating from major surgery.

The Dodgers left-hander spent five months working his way back from a bulging disk in his lower back, only to have his long-awaited return last all of one horrendous inning in Sunday’s 11-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Anderson gave up five runs and five hits, two of them home runs, in a 30-pitch inning in which the Pirates batted around and tossed the Dodgers into a hole far too deep from which to climb out.

Adding injury to insult,...

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