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Oakland polishes off Chicago White Sox

Oakland polishes off Chicago White Sox

Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer during a nine-run first inning Tuesday and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 16-6 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Oakland 10, Colorado 5

Coco Crisp went 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Colorado Rockies, 10-5, in Cactus League play.

MLB: Detroit 8, Oakland 6

DETROIT, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 with a score-tying homer Tuesday and the Detroit Tigers went on to out-slug Oakland 8-6, forcing Game 5 in its AL division series.

MLB: Oakland 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss and Seth Smith hit home runs in a three-run rally Monday that lifted Oakland to a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers and 2-1 lead in their ALDS.

MLB: Oakland 11, Minnesota 7

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp lofted a three-run homer Sunday and Oakland outlasted Minnesota 11-7 to sweep a four-game series after earlier winning a division crown.

MLB: Oakland 8, Minnesota 6

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 win over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 5, Oakland 4 (11 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton socked score-tying, ninth-inning homer and added an 11th-inning sacrifice fly Wednesday, rallying the Los Angeles Angels over Oakland 5-4.

MLB: Oakland 7, Houston 5

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Josh Donaldson scored the go-ahead run in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the sixth Friday, lifting Oakland to a 7-5 win over Houston.

MLB: Oakland 11, Texas 4

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp drove in four runs and smacked one of four Oakland home runs Wednesday in the Athletics' 11-4 victory over division rival Texas.

MLB: Oakland 4, Texas 2

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp was awarded a go-ahead, two-run homer after a video review Monday and Oakland grabbed a share of first place with a 4-2 win over Texas.

MLB: Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 1

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A.J. Griffin turned in seven strong innings Sunday and the surging Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay with a 5-1 victory.

MLB: Oakland 2, Tampa Bay 1

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Sonny Gray threw 6 2/3 shutout innings Saturday and the Oakland Athletics kept pace in the American League West with a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jed Lowrie put Oakland in front with an RBI double in the eighth inning Friday and the A's bounced back from a stunning loss to down Tampa Bay 4-3.

MLB: Oakland 14, Detroit 4

DETROIT, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss had two home runs and six RBI to fuel a 21-hit Oakland attack Wednesday, sending the A's to a 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Oakland 8, Detroit 6

DETROIT, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp and Daric Barton each provided two RBI Monday, helping the Oakland Athletics hold off Detroit 8-6 in a meeting of post-season contenders.
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Covelli Loyce "Coco" Crisp (born November 1, 1979) is an American professional baseball center fielder with the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. Crisp is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed. He previously played for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals.

Crisp was originally nicknamed "Coco" by his sister and brother who teased him that he looked like one of the characters on the Cocoa Krispies cereal box. The nickname did not stick, however, until he started playing AA baseball. The team had all the players fill out a questionnaire form to get to know one another. Covelli listed "Coco" as his nickname on the form. His teammates thought the name was funny, so they had it put on the scoreboard during the game. After a week and a half, he was traded to another team, but the nickname stuck, and he has been "Coco Crisp" ever since.

Crisp was born in Los Angeles, California on November 1, 1979. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.

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