Cust's Slam Powers A's Past Rangers

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jack Cust hit a grand slam, and Matt Holliday added a three-run shot to help the Oakland Athletics 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.