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• Brett Anderson, who had a bullpen session on Monday, played catch before Tuesday's game, and Melvin said the southpaw remains an option to pitch a potential Wild Card game on Friday.

"We'll see how he's doing, but my discussion with him earlier, he felt good," Melvin said before Anderson's throwing session.

• Oakland's 4-0 start to their season-ending homestand improved their record at the Coliseum to 48-31 (.601), and another win would give them the most victories at home since the 2006 A's went 49-32.

• Brett Anderson, who had a bullpen session on Monday, played catch before Tuesday's game, and Melvin said the southpaw remains an option to pitch a potential Wild Card game on Friday.

"We'll see how he's doing, but my discussion with him earlier, he felt good," Melvin said before Anderson's throwing session.

• Oakland's 4-0 start to their season-ending homestand improved their record at the Coliseum to 48-31 (.601), and another win would give them the most victories at home since the 2006 A's went 49-32.