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A's hold off Tigers 8-6

  • Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp bats against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT — Coco Crisp is on such a roll that he was even a little better than Miguel Cabrera on Monday night.

Crisp and Daric Barton each drove in two runs, leading the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Cabrera hit his 43rd homer, bolstering his pursuit of another Triple Crown, but Barton had a tie-breaking RBI single in Oakland's two-run sixth inning. Crisp went 3 for 6 with a solo homer and is batting .500 (9 for 18) in his last four games.

The A's scored at least one run against each of Detroit's three relievers after Anibal Sanchez was forced out after throwing 112 pitches in five innings.

"We did a good job of being patient," Crisp said. "I think we got his pitch count pretty good."


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