Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/29/14
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ARLINGTON The Rangers finally won a postseason game by more than one run. Of course, it took the first walk-off grand slam in postseason history to make it happen. Nelson Cruz entered the ALCS in a bad slump, but he reminded everyone Monday why he's one of the most feared hitters in the game. He tied it, 3-3, with a solo home run in the seventh and then ended it with another blast in the 11th inning that gave the Rangers a 7-3 win and a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. Since 1985, only three teams that held a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven LCS have gone on to lose the series. Both teams had the bases loaded in the ninth inning, the Rangers with no outs. But Detroit closer Jose Valverde kept his season-long saves streak intact when he induced a harmless pop fly from David Murphy and a double play off the bat of Mitch Moreland. The Rangers had to overcome an awful outing from starter Derek Holland, who was fortunate to only give up three runs during his 2 23 innings. Once again, the R...
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