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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 01:41 am
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The seven-game winning streak of the Oakland Athletics came to an end on Monday after a 7-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners and included among the disappointment was another potential loss of one of the team's best hitters.

Rookie sensation Matt Olson was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his hamstring, which means he's likely done for the season, Athletics manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of

The Athletics first baseman was removed from a game Sunday after tweaking his hamstring while stretching for a throw.

Olson took the American League by storm this season, hitting 24 home runs and driving in 45 runs across 59 games for the Athletics.

The 23-year-old hit 13 homers in September and set a franchise record for most home runs through 66 career games - surpassing Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco - on Sept. 19.

UPDATE: Most home runs through 66 career games in A's history:

Matt Olson - 23
Mark McGwire - 22
Jose Canseco - 16

β€” Oakland A's 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) September 19, 2017