--OF Coco Crisp was held out of the lineup because of a sinus infection, according to manager Bob Melvin. Crisp, who missed more than a week with a flu-like virus and then an inner-ear infection, is expected to play on Wednesday at Boston, but Melvin didn't want him playing in cold, damp weather Tuesday. Newly acquired Brandon Inge hit second in the A's order with Crisp out of action.
--C Anthony Recker served as the A's DH on Tuesday, and manager Bob Melvin credited the arrival of Brandon Inge. Inge, signed Monday, is an accomplished catcher and Melvin said he wouldn't hesitate to use him there in an emergency, so he is now free to put both his catchers in the lineup at the same time.
--2B Jemile Weeks went hitless in three consecutive games for the first time in his career coming into Tuesday, going 0-for-12 in the process. The second-year player interrupted that string with a first-inning single, then drove in two runs with a base hit in the fourth inning. Weeks also scored two runs.
--OF Josh Reddick has a six-game hitting streak during which he is 9-for-22 with three doubles, two homers and six RBI. Reddick is batting 16-for-45 on the road compared to .204 at home.
--RHP Jarrod Parker, in his second start of the season, allowed one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings at Fenway Park, where the A's had given up 11 runs the night before. Parker walked two and struck out four. In three career starts, including one with Arizona last year, he has allowed two earned runs in 18 2/3 innings.
--RHP Ryan Cook extended his scoreless inning streak this season to 11 innings. He has made 10 appearances and has not allowed a run, and the rookie set-up man has allowed only one hit. Opponents are batting .031 against him.
--LHP Jordan Norberto entered the A's game at Boston on Tuesday in the ninth inning with two men on and two runs already in for the Red Sox, and he struck out Lars Anderson and got Dustin Pedroia to ground out, preserving Oakland's 5-3 win. It was the first save of Norberto's career.
BY THE NUMBERS
34 -- Players used by the A's this year after Brandon Inge joined the team and was in the lineup on Monday. That's the most players used by a big-league team so far this season.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Brandon is one of the veterans who showed me the ropes. He's got a young spirit, he loves to have fun, and he enjoys every game. He's such a positive guy in the clubhouse." -- A's 3B Scott Sizemore, out for the season after knee surgery, on new 3B Brandon Inge, his former Detroit teammate and, like Sizemore, a former VCU player, in the San Francisco Chronicle.
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