Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/14/12

The Oakland A's got a little bit of a scare Thursday.

Yoenis Cespedes, the cleanup hitter, came out of the game in the fifth inning with a sprained right wrist. Oakland's record with Cespedes in the lineup is an astonishing 70-40. Without him, the A's are 12-21.

After the game, manager Bob Melvin said that the injury "doesn't appear to be as bad" as the right wrist sprain that caused Cespedes to miss one game on Aug. 4 (he pinch-ran in that one). Both wrist injuries were caused on slides.

Cespedes also went on the disabled list in May with a left finger sprain, and he has had several small hand and wrist issues throughout the course of the season.

The A's lost to the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 Thursday, ending the team's Oakland-record-tying road winning streak at 12 games. All of the Angels' runs came after Cespedes exited the game.

Brandon Moss took over in left field, moving from first base, but both Seth Smith and Jonny Gomes are options there if Cespedes misses any time. In particular, Gomes could start Friday and Saturday against Baltimore Orioles left-handers Joe Saunders and Zach Britton in the first two games of the weekend series in Oakland.

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