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Cespedes (shoulder) returned to the lineup as the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 and hit his 25th home run of the season against the Twins on Friday.
Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the Twins on Friday.
Colon picked up his 17th win of the season after tossing six scoreless innings and allowing just five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts against the Twins on Friday.
Manager Bob Melvin said Freiman is dealing with a strained abdomen and will be out for a few days, the San Francisco Chronicle
Cespedes is still "at least a few days" from playing in the outfield, according to manager Bob Melvin, CSN Bay Area
Lowrie hit a three-run homer, his 13th, on Thursday in a 8-6 win over the Twins.
Crisp was 2-for-4 on Thursday, including a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning to lead the A's to a 8-6 victory.
Straily took a no-decision Thursday against the Twins after allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.2 innings.
Cespedes is out of Thursday's lineup after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder following Wednesday's game, MLB.com's Jane Lee
Griffin was terrific Wednesday, allowing only one hit and two earned runs over six innings against the Angels.