Coco Crisp can’t catch a break. The Athletics’ outfielder is currently on the disabled list dealing with a neck issue, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s currently at home dealing with kidney stones.
Crisp, 35, made his season debut on May 6 but didn’t register his first hit until May 13. He went back on the disabled list on May 20. He compiled a .044/.173/.067 triple-slash line with only two hits — a single and a double — in 52 plate appearances.
The Athletics don’t expect to get Crisp back until after the All-Star break.
The Astros rallied late to keep their winning streak alive, extending it to 11 games with a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Sunday afternoon. The club is now 48-25, leading the Mariners by a full game in the AL West.
The Royals took a 4-2 lead after three innings, but Brian McCann knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to one run. Carlos Correa hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth. The Astros kept their foot on the gas, scoring two more runs on RBI singles from Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the eighth and another in the top of the ninth on Correa’s sacrifice fly.
Starter Lance McCullers allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. Tony Sipp worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles did the same in the eighth. Hector Rondon finished off the win in the ninth, working around a one-out walk with a game-ending double play.
After winning all 10 games on their road trip against the Rangers, Athletics, and Royals, the Astros will head home for a nine-game homestand against the Rays, Royals, and Blue Jays. Each club is below .500.