A’s All-Stars put on a show in win over Rangers to round out first half

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The Mercury News

Matt Olson and Chris Bassitt showed why they’re All-Stars this year, helping the Oakland A’s round out a tough skid and unofficial first half with a satisfying 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon in Arlington. The A’s finish the first half with a 52-40 record. After a drought that caught Olson without a home run for 14 games between June 20 and July 7, Olson hit two solo home runs on Sunday. Warming up the jets for his Home Run Derby appearance on Monday in Denver. Olson’s pair of home runs added to back-to-back home runs hit by Jed Lowrie and Sean Murphy in the second inning of…

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