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A's Activate OF Coco Crisp from 15-Day DL -- The Oakland Athletics activated outfielder Coco Crisp from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville, the team announced on Wednesday.

The A’s placed Crisp on the 15-day disabled list on April 3 after he underwent surgery on his right elbow. On a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton, he went 2-for-8 with a double, RBI and a walk in two games.

Gentry was hitting .086 with two RBIs in 16 games with Oakland this season. He began the year on an 0-for-22 skid. 

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Coco Crisp Needs Surgery, Expected to Be Out Six to Eight Weeks

Oakland A's/MLB(NEW YORK) -- Oakland Athletics left fielder and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp will have arthroscopic surgery on his elbow and will miss six to eight weeks, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.

This is not the first time in his career that he'll be headed to the disabled list. Crisp has made that trip four of his five seasons with the A's.

Crisp hit .246 with nine home runs, 47 RBIs and 19 stolen bases last season for Oakland.

Crisp signed a two-year contract extension with the club last year and has a club option for 2017.

Oakland is also starting the season without outfielder Josh Reddick, who strained his oblique during spring training.

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Crisp's Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Coco Crisp launched a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the 12th, giving Oakland a 3-2 win over Seattle on Thursday. Umpires met briefly to review the play, but quickly confirmed the walk-off.

"I was just going up there to swing as hard as I could," said Crisp, who recorded his sixth career walk-off hit. "Probably nine times out of 10, I ended up with a strikeout with that approach. Tonight was that one time that it ended up working out."

The Athletics (2-2) trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning before Sam Fuld tripled to deep center field, scoring Nick Punto. Fuld was thrown out at the plate trying to stretch the hit into an inside-the-park homerun. Oakland then tied things up in the eighth when Crisp scored on a Yoenis Cespedes triple.

Seattle (3-1) starter Roenis Elias pitched five innings of one-run ball before the bullpen gave up the lead. The Mariners used six pitchers in relief before Hector Noesi (0-1) came on to begin the 12th, giving up the homerun.

Four different Oakland pitchers combined to toss six one-hit innings in relief of Jesse Chavez. Drew Pomeranz (1-0) picked up the win for the Athletics with a perfect top half of the 12th.

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Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year Extension

Oakland A's/MLB(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- With both sides eager to make a deal, the Oakland Athletics and outfielder Coco Crisp have come to terms on a two-year deal.

Crisps new contract will pay him $22.75 million over the course of the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The deal also holds a 2017 option.

Batting lead-off for the Athletics last season, Crisp hit a career-high 22 home runs at the top of the lineup while also stealing 21 bases.

"I'm just grateful they put me up there and give me the opportunity to do that. If I hit 22, that'd be awesome. If I hit 23, that'd be better," Crisp said, grinning. "If the best part of the wood gets ahold of the balls, that would be amazing."

Even at age 34 and entering his 13th season in the Majors, Crisp is still a productive player and a veteran on a young Athletics team that has drastically improved in recent years.

In 2013, he batted .261 and drove in 66 runs.

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Athletics Clinch AL West Title

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Athletics clinched their second-straight AL West title, then proceeded to celebrate by powering past the Minnesota Twins 11-7 Sunday.

The Athletics were in the third inning of their game Sunday when they clinched the division once Texas lost to Kansas City.

The Athletics received home runs from Daric Barton, Jed Lowrie and Coco Crisp -- who finished the game with four RBIs -- en route to victory.

The A's punched their ticket to the postseason last year on game 162 of the season and lost to the Tigers in Game 5 of the ALDS. This year they clinch on game 156 and are hoping for a better postseason result.

"I think last year we surprised a lot of people," third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "I think this year we're an all-around better team and we feel like we belong."

Sonny Gray (4-3) pitched five innings, allowing four runs to get the win.

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Athletics Rally in the Ninth, Force Game 5 with Tigers

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- The Oakland Athletics rallied from a two-run ninth-inning deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3, and force a series deciding Game 5.

Seth Smith hit a game-tying RBI double, and then proceeded to score the winning run when Coco Crisp hit a walk-off single.

"He always puts a great at-bat," Athletics skipper Bob Melvin said of Crisp. "We don't need a homer right there all we need is a hit. That's the third time I think he's come up with a hit in walk-off fashion for us."

"I don't think there is anybody we feel better about, there are certainly some guys we feel good about, but I don't think there is anybody we feel better about in that situation then Coco," he continued.

The fifth and deciding series game takes place Thursday in Oakland. First pitch is scheduled for 9:37 p.m. eastern.

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Verlander, Tigers Get Past A's In Game 1

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- It started off with a long ball for the A's. Then, Justin Verlander took over for the Tigers.

Verlander allowed just one run on a leadoff homer over seven innings and the Detroit Tigers took Game 1 in the ALDS from the Oakland A's, 3-1 on Saturday night.

Verlander struck out 11 in his seven innings while allowing only three hits. Tigers pitching struck out 14 A's in the game. 

"I was a little out of synch but was able to get some outs with guys on base and keep the score at one run," Verlander said. "The adrenaline got me a little bit early."

Coco Crisp had the only offense against Verlander and the Tigers, sending a homerun down the right field line to lead off the game. 

The Tigers then tied the game in the bottom of the first, when Miguel Cabrera grounded into a double play that scored a run from third. It would remain tied until the third, when a slow roller off the bat of Quintin Berry was bobbled by A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker, and the error allowed Omar Infante to score and take a 2-1 lead.

Parker two earned runs over six and a third innings, but also allowed a solo home run from Alex Avila which gave the Tigers some insurance in the fifth. 

Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.

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Oakland Athletics Clinch Playoff Spot

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- The Oakland Athletics are back in the playoffs.

The A's beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to clinch at least a Wild Card berth and are now just one game behind the Rangers for first place in the A.L. West.

Grant Balfour struck out the side in the ninth inning to seal the win for the A's, who return to the playoffs for the first time in six years. "Absolutely amazing," said manager Bob Melvin. "We don't get this done unless everybody believes in everybody and everybody plays unselfishly."

The A's (92-68) entered the season without much expectations, but have used young talent to surprise many in baseball. "We're just a bunch of young guys having fun," outfielder Coco Crisp said. "You wouldn't think all these rookies would be doing things like this."

Crisp hit a go-ahead double in the fifth inning against Scott Feldman, as the Atheltics still have hope to take the A.L. West from the Rangers (93-67). 

Jarrod Parker earned the win for the A's after beating Texas for the third time this season.

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Oakland A's Sweep Cleveland Indians With A 12-7 Victory

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Coco Crisp, Cliff Pennington, Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson each homered for the Athletics as Oakland defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday 12-7 to sweep their four-game series.

A’s starter Jarrod Parker (9-7) went five innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, while Indians starter Justin Masterson (10-12) lasted just four innings, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits.

The A’s are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League wild card standings.

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Athletics Sweep Yankees in Walk-Off Fashion

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- For a league leading 11th time, the Oakland Athletics won a game on a walk-off. This time A's outfielder Coco Crisp smacked the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 12th inning, as Oakland (51-44) topped the New York Yankees (57-38), 5-4.

The victory gave the Athletics a four-game sweep over the Yankees, the first time they've done that since 1972.

The Yankees took an early 4-0 lead in the fourth, but the Athletics fought back tying it up in the ninth on outfielder Seth Smiths' 11th home run of the season.

"I don't know that there was anybody in the dugout or in the stands that didn't think we were going to win," Smith said.

The Athletics are a major league best 14-2 in the month of July.

They currently are tied for the American League Wild Card lead with the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels.

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