Anderson leaves with sore left knee

Anderson leaves with sore left knee

ANAHEIM -- Angels left fielder Garret Anderson left Sunday's game against the Twins after the first inning because of a sore left knee. He is listed as day-to-day and will be reevaluated Monday.

Anderson had an outfield assist in the first inning, when he threw out Alexi Casilla, who tried to stretch a single into a double and was eventually tagged out in a rundown. But Anderson tweaked his patella tendon on the turn and throw to second.

"It looks like it will just be day-to-day," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game. "He feels a little better after calming it down. We'll probably give him a couple days to evaluate him."

Anderson was replaced after the first inning by Gary Matthews Jr., who moved to right field. Juan Rivera took over in left field.

Matthews later hit the winning triple in the eighth inning to help lead the Angels to a 5-3 win over the Twins.

Rhett Bollinger is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.