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Crisp homers in fifth, exits injured after sixth

OAKLAND -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp took a foul ball off his right leg in the sixth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Rangers, leading to his departure.

Crisp, who said he was "fine" after the game without elaborating, has been deemed day to day with a shin contusion.

Crisp was visited by manager Bob Melvin and a team trainer after fouling an 0-2 pitch from righty reliever Nick Tepesch off his leg. He stayed in the game, striking out one pitch later, only to exit it before the seventh began.

Chris Young, who started the game in right field, moved to center in Crisp's stead, and is expected to assume those duties should Crisp miss any more time. Brandon Moss entered the game in right field.

Crisp hit his career-high 17th home run in the fifth inning, marking the third straight day he's hit one out. He has seven home runs in his last 12 games.

Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for Jane Lee is a reporter for
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