Craig Gentry, who hasn't started since June 23 against the Rockies, said his ailing right ankle is feeling better. With his pinch-hit triple in Friday's game, Gentry raised his batting average to .356, which is the highest among American League players with at least 100 at-bats. "The ankle feels good," Gentry said. "I tape it up and after that I'm good to go. If I'm not 100 percent I'm pretty close. It doesn't feel like it restricts me at all." There are approximately 1,500 reserved seats remaining for Saturday's game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, plus scattered singles and obstructed-view tickets. For Sunday's series finale, there are around 3,500 seats left. A's: Crisp playing well in the leadoff spot
Center fielder Coco Crisp has batted leadoff in each of his previous 14 games, and during that span, he is 19-for-54 (.352) with one home run and five RBIs. Josh Reddick will be back in the lineup on Saturday after getting the day off Friday. He came in as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning of Friday's loss, but didn't bat. The right fielder has a .260 average with 18 home runs and 39 RBIs. Worth noting
The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games on Friday. They have 12 victories in their last 14 games. Their win also evened the season series between the Rangers and A's at four games apiece. Since June 12, the A's are 11-6 and are 15-11 over their past 26 games.