ARLINGTON -- A's closer Andrew Bailey recorded his 20th save Saturday, the third time he has reached that mark in three Major League seasons. Only 12 closers in the Majors have earned 20 or more saves in each of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Bailey recorded 26 saves in 2009, when he won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, and had 25 saves in 2010. But he doesn't consider 20 to be any kind of milestone.
"If I get to 30 or 40, that will be pretty cool," he said.
Bailey hasn't reached those numbers yet, but he has been rock solid in the second half of each season he has pitched. Bailey is 35-for-35 in save opportunities after the All-Star break.
Melvin eager to get a look at younger players
ARLINGTON -- With the A's close to being officially eliminated from playoff contention, manager Bob Melvin is eager to get a look at some of his young players.
Melvin's lineup Sunday included five players who didn't start the day before -- left fielder Michael Taylor, third baseman Scott Sizemore, right fielder Jai Miller, catcher Anthony Recker and second baseman Adam Rosales.
Taylor, Miller and Recker are all rookies. Miller was just called up from Triple-A Sacramento, where he hit .276 with 32 homers and 88 RBIs in 110 games this season.
"We'll see what they have to offer," Melvin said.
Crisp could miss next series against Angels
ARLINGTON -- After injuring his right ankle Friday, Coco Crisp was out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday and may miss Oakland's next series against the Angels, manager Bob Melvin said.
"We'll probably do some more extensive stuff with our doctors when we get back home," Melvin said. "[Crisp had] an X-ray. It didn't show a fracture, but we may be looking at an MRI when we get home."
Because of the ankle problem, Crisp has played more sparingly lately, starting only four of the past eight games after playing in 119 of the first 137 games this year.
Despite collecting 11 hits Saturday, Oakland is hitting just .193 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this season entering Sunday -- even though the stadium's "park factor," a measure of the difference in offensive stats at home and on the road, is the second best in the Major Leagues behind Colorado's thin-aired Coors Field.
The A's have committed 115 errors entering Sunday, second in the Majors behind the Cubs. The A's haven't committed that many errors since 2001 (125).
Oddly, despite being 13 games under .500 entering Sunday, Oakland is hitting .251 against teams with winning records and .239 against losing teams.
Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.