OAKLAND — Coco Crisp was sitting in front of his locker in one of the many corners of the visitor's clubhouse in Comerica Park after Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Tigers in Game 4 of the American League Division Series and almost seemed to be enjoying himself.

He wasn't particularly enjoying the fact that the A's hadn't followed through on an early 3-0 lead to wrap up the ALDS title and move to the AL Championship Series.

He wasn't enjoying the fact that he and his teammates weren't taking a champagne bath.

But he was looking forward to getting back to Oakland, having an off day Wednesday, the gearing up for Game 5 Thursday night against Detroit with a trip to the second round of the playoffs on the line.

(Spoiler Alert: Coco Crisp likes playing in front of the fans in Oakland, his baseball home for the last four seasons).

A's fans have long responded to Crisp, and he's reciprocated.

And now Crisp could see a little bit of a silver lining in the cloud of the Tuesday loss. He and his teammates would have a chance to win out and advance in front of a packed Coliseum crowd.

Asked if he thought Game 5 would elicit louder responses from the locals than Games 1 and 2 did, Crisp smiled and shook his head.

``I don't know if they can get any louder than they were when we played last time,'' Crisp said. ``It would be amazing if they did.

``In all my playoff games, they've probably been the loudest when we played at home. So if they can top that, it would be amazing.''


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Crisp and his teammates took the day off after flying overnight to the West Coast. The Tigers, for their part, spent the daylight hours Wednesday flying to Oakland and didn't work out, either.

As of Wednesday morning, there were about 5,000 tickets remaining for the game, which is scheduled for a 5:07 p.m. start.