Coco Crisp’s five RBI lead Athletics

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Coco Crisp drove in a season-high five runs against the Indians on Sunday. Crisp had three hits in the 7-0 win, including his seventh home run of the year off Justin Masterson in fifth inning and added a couple run-scoring singles. Crisp finished 3-for-5 with five RBI and now has seven RBI over his last six plate appearances.

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Crisp had just three hits over his previous 25 at-bats entering the contest but he matched that total Sunday afternoon. Crisp also matched his RBI total for the month with the five runs he drove in against Cleveland and hopefully his latest performance will get him going again. Crisp has been a disappointment so far this year. He battled through injuries and a lack of motivation at the beginning of the year, but he seems to finally be a viable fantasy option.

In other fantasy news…..

  • Starling Marte (oblique) suffered a right oblique strain on Saturday and when he showed up to the park Sunday sorer than the day before, the Pirates placed him on the disabled list. No timetable for his return has been set. Its easy to assume that Marte will require more than a minimum stint on the DL when dealing with his oblique strain.
  • Michael Cuddyer was placed back on the disabled list Sunday after aggravating his oblique ailment Saturday. It’s possible the injury will end his season. Meanwhile, Eric Young Jr. exited Sunday’s game with an intercostal strain. A trip to the disabled list is a definite possibility for him.
  • Emilio Bonifacio (thumb) was activated from the DL Sunday after missing a couple weeks following the aggravation of his thumb injury. In an effort to prevent further issues with the thumb, Bonifacio will only play in the outfield.
  • David Ortiz (Achilles) expects to be activated from the DL sometime this week.
  • Carl Crawford and the Red Sox are expected to meet Monday to determined whether the outfielder will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
  • Mark Teixeira (wrist) sat out a third straight game Sunday but could to return to action Monday.
  • Michael Young went deep Sunday for the first time in 88 games. Young had three-hits and five-RBI on Sunday in a win over the Blue Jays.
  • Jeremy Guthrie took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the White Sox Sunday. Guthrie allowed two unearned runs over 7 2/3 frames. Guthrie hasn’t given up an earned run in his last three outings to lower his ERA from 6.56 to 5.41.