A's still very much alive in the playoff race. Trail Texas by 5 games but just 0.5 game out of the wildcard.
Brett Anderson is set to make his 2012 debut after surgery cut his 2011 season short last July.
Anderson, 24, struck out a season-high seven batters in his last rehab start. In six rehab games (five with Sacramento, one with Stockton) he has a 4.26 ERA in 25 1/3 innings pitched. He has 18 strikeouts and five walks.