A's outfielder Coco Crisp is off to a hot start. In the A's first seven games he is tied for the team lead with three home runs and has a team-leading five doubles. Crisp, the A's leadoff hitter, is the ignitor for the club's offense.
"When he's playing well, most of the time we're playing well," A's manager Bob Melvin said.
The A's have won their last five games, and Crisp has hit a home run in three straight contests. He's the first A's hitter since Damien Miller in 2004 to go three straight games with multiple extra-base hits. If Crisp keeps rolling, it's likely the A's will as well.