Worth noting

• The All-Star break proved to be enough rest for Coco Crisp, who was back in the A's lineup Friday after missing the final four games of the first half with a neck ailment.

"It's still going to be a day-to-day proposition with him," said Melvin, "but he felt good today."

• Nick LeGrande, who tossed out the first telerobotic first pitch in MLB history at the Coliseum last year, will throw the first pitch in person on Sunday before the A's take on the Orioles.

The 15-year-old LeGrande, diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder, threw his telerobotic first pitch on June 12, 2013, from 1,800 miles away in his hometown of Kansas City. He underwent a successful bone marrow transplant the following month and has since been cleared medically to make the pitch in Oakland.

A's reliever Ryan Cook will catch Nick's first pitch again -- this time, in person.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.