Having lost five of six straight to start the month -- all games in the division -- the Oakland A’s were in need of a power surge to jolt them back to life.
Jack Cust had just what they needed.
Cust hit a grand slam, and Matt Holliday added a three-run shot to help the A's beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 Thursday.
Bobby Crosby had three hits and drove in a run as the A's snapped a four-game losing streak and got starter Trevor Cahill his first major league win.
Jack Hannahan doubled home a run and Kurt Suzuki added three hits in the A's highest scoring game this season.
Cahill (1-2) allowed five hits over seven innings without walking a batter, and struck out four.
Brandon McCarthy (3-1) allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.