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Olson cleanup slam in 1st sends A's to 10-6 win over Rangers

The AL West-leading A's moved a season-high 13 games over .500 and reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to single digits.
Credit: AP
Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson jogs up the first base line past the Texas Rangers dugout after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Cleanup hitter Matt Olson connected for a grand slam off Luís Garcia after the Texas opener walked the bases loaded to start the game and the Oakland Athletics beat the Rangers 10-6. 

The AL West-leading A's moved a season-high 13 games over .500 and reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to single digits.

Mike Fiers won for the third time in three starts against last-place Texas. 

The Rangers opened the roof of their new $1.2 billion stadium for the second time.