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A's Lineup: Weeks 2B
Crisp CF -- PRATT: Crisp getting what he bargained for
Top of the OrderCollin Cowgill has been moved up to the second spot in the lineup. This is a vote of confidence from manager Bob Melvin. Cowgill went 3 for 4 Monday and got three hits against C.C. Sabathia in his last start on Saturday. Now is Cowgill's time to prove he belongs in the big leagues. Yoenis Cespedes could be taking his roster spot when he returns.Middle of the OrderJosh Reddick has been the A's only consistent hitter this season. He hit his 14th homer Monday in Minnesota. He is tied for fifth in the American League in that category. His 10 home runs in May tie him with Frank Thomas (10 in September, 2006) for most homers in a single month in A's history. Bottom of the OrderRATTO: Crisp moves back to his happy place
Coco Crisp has moved down to eighth in the order. He is 2 for 29 (.068), in seven games since returning from the DL.