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OAKLAND -- Coco Crisp is back.
SEATTLE -- The A's start the most brutal stretch of their 2012 schedule on Friday in Seattle. Seventeen of Oakland's next 20 games are on the road.
The A's and Rays will play a rare Saturday series finale in Tampa Bay. They have Sunday off because the Republican National Convention takes place at Tropicana Field tomorrow.