CRISP DEALING WITH WRIST ISSUE: A's CF Coco Crisp is still dealing with stiffness in his troublesome left wrist and sat out three days after receiving a cortisone injection.

INDIANS COACH ON GIAMBI: Francona on Cleveland reserve Jason Giambi, former A's slugger: "He's been a blessing to all of us here. There's some wear and tear on those tires, he's got some miles on them. But he's still a presence in the batter's box."