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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.

MLB: Oakland 2, Baltimore 1

BALTIMORE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp smacked a go-ahead homer in the ninth and Jarrod Parker tossed eight solid innings Saturday, lifting the Oakland Athletics over Baltimore 2-1.

MLB: Seattle 5, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hisashi Iwakuma went seven innings for the win and Brad Miller socked a go-ahead homer Wednesday in the Seattle Mariners' 5-3 win over Oakland.

MLB: Oakland 4, Texas 2

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Yoenis Cespedes slammed a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday and the Oakland Athletics went on to cool off Texas 4-2.

MLB: Oakland 4, Houston 3

HOUSTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning Wednesday that lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over Houston.

MLB: Oakland 3, Boston 2 (11 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Josh Donaldson socked a late homer to tie the score Sunday and gave Oakland a 3-2 win over Boston with an 11th-inning RBI single.

MLB: Oakland 3, Boston 0

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- A.J. Griffin fired eight shutout innings Saturday and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 3-0 victory over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 6, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 5 (UPI) -- Tommy Milone took a shutout into the ninth inning Friday and Coco Crisp drove in three runs to bring Oakland a 6-3 triumph over Kansas City.

MLB: Oakland 6, St. Louis 1

OAKLAND, Calif., June 29 (UPI) -- Seth Smith's two-run single was the big blow in Oakland's five-run second inning Friday, an outburst that led to the Athletics' 6-1 win over St. Louis.

MLB: Oakland 6, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, June 22 (UPI) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit two of Oakland's four home runs Friday that accounted for all of the Athletics' scoring in a 6-3 victory over Seattle.
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Coco Crisp
Boston Red Sox's Coco Crisp (right) gets tangled up with Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson (16) in a rundown during the first inning at Chase Field in Phoenix on June 10, 2007. Crisp was awarded second base for interference. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Coco Crisp."
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