A's take early 1-0 lead, Coco Crisp preserves it

This was supposed to be a somewhat prosaic update about the A's early lead. Coco Crisp singled to lead off the first inning, and he moved to second after a walk to Stephen Drew. Yoenis Cespedes singled Crisp home with a completely ordinary single off Anibal Sanchez:


See? Nothing too uncommon. And after Brandon Moss struck out, Josh Reddick hit into a double play, and the inning ended as quickly as it began. I had no idea how I was going to flesh that out into a full update.

And then there was this catch, on a deep fly from Prince Fielder:


I'm as guilty as anyone from overusing "CATCH OF THE YEAR?" hyperbole, but considering the circumstances (and considering that a Coco Crisp error might have given Game 2 to the Tigers), that's on the short list. Crisp took a home run away from Fielder, keeping the 1-0 Athletics lead.

Goodness, what a catch.

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