• After Thursday's 10-2 loss, Jed Lowrie now has 31 hits, two short of the club record for hits in April (Stan Javier, 1994; Ben Grieve, 1998).
• For the first time in a while, Coco Crisp is sporting his Co-Fro, bringing extra fist-bumps and double-takes from his teammates in the clubhouse.
• Josh Reddick entered Thursday with the fifth-lowest batting average in the American League (.161), but the eighth-best average with runners in scoring position (.421).
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