A's Mess With Texas, Win Big 9-4

Oakland power surge tops Texas

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.

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