• Nate Freiman made his first career start at designated hitter on Tuesday, while the left-handed-hitting Brandon Moss drew the start at first base against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson.
Melvin noted Moss' improved approach against southpaws when discussing his lineup decisions, while also noting that he wants to keep Moss fresh at first base before he hits the paternity leave list when his wife delivers their second child. Allison Moss is due April 28.
• Crisp entered Tuesday as just the second player in Oakland history with both a double and a home run in three consecutive games. Matt Stairs did it in August 1997.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.