Found October 10, 2011 on
Larry Brown Sports:
When Nelson Cruz hit a walk-off grand slam to beat the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS Monday, a friend said to me “there can’t be too many of those in history.” He was right. Cruz’s walk-off grand salami was the first in MLB playoff history (or technically the second). The 31-year-old right fielder [...]
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With one out in the top of the ninth, Nelson Cruz walks to put the go-ahead run on for Texas. David Murphy comes to the plate, three for three on the night.
Update: Joaquin Benoit gets ahead of Murphy 1-2. He swing and misses at the next pitch for the second out of the inning.
Update: Nelson Cruz gets caught stealing to end the inning. He started running before Benoit...
Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the defending American League champions over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings.
Nelson Cruz erased an early Detroit lead with a game-tying solo homer in the seventh inning on Monday, then ended it in the 11th with the first official walk-off grand slam in postseason history, putting the Tigers down, two games to none, in this ALCS with a 7-3 loss.
"Can I see some ID?"TWO rain delays? The baseball gods need to have a chat with the rain gods, who appear to be rooting against the Tigers (which would be fine, if the Tigers were playing the Sox).Needless to say, you don't want to drop the game with your ace. Of course the ace didn't have to let Nelson Cruz go deep in the fourth, but there we are. I think today...