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Nelson Cruz made a rocket throw to keep the score tied, then hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jose Valverde that helped send the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 for a 3-1 lead in the ALCS.
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Nelson Cruz's 11th-inning slam gave the Rangers a 7-3 win and 2-0 ALCS lead on the Tigers. Tom Verducci marvels at Cruz's hot bat and points out the big key to the Rangers' success.
The wet spot was there by the Rangers clubhouse door Monday, exactly where it always is after games that end in heroics by outfielder Nelson Cruz. That doorway has become a killing field, where good beers too often meet an untimely demise. Dousing Cruz with beer after walk-offs has become a Texas tradition and his "Boomstick" has done a number on that carpet. "Countless...
The Texas Rangers are one win away from their second consecutive World Series appearance.
Nelson Cruz, whose grand slam in the 11th inning won Game 2 for his Texas Rangers, was the star of Game 4 once again Wednesday night in his team's 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers to give them a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.
With the ballgame all tied up in the eighth...
Nelson Cruz belted a three-run homer after Mike Napoli had delivered the go-ahead single in the top of the 11th inning and the Texas Rangers recorded a 7-3 victory over the host Detroit Tigers on Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series.Cruz’s fourth homer of the series came against closer Jose Valverde (0-1) and gives the Rangers a chance to clinch...
Nelson Cruz made a rocket throw to keep the score tied, then hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning that helped send the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the AL championship series.
Nelson Cruz is again swinging his big boomstick in October for the Texas Rangers, who are one win from their second consecutive trip to the World Series.
Rangers take 3-1 lead over Detroit in series
Thursday is a great day for sports. We have an MLB Playoff doubleheader and a strong college football game. Only one of the games do I have a strong enough feel to put my money on it.
And that is Game 5 of the ALCS between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers. The game has a first pitch of 4:15.
Game 4 in their series was once again delayed by rain, was again decided in extra...
Nelson Cruz hit another clutch, extra-inning home run and the Rangers outlasted the Tigers 7-3 in Game 4 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series.
Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason
history, giving the Rangers 2-0 series lead over the Tigers.
Nelson Cruz with a well-earned shaving-cream pie.
Colby Lewis (1-0, 1.50) vs. Doug Fister (1-1, 6.52).
Uh, I think Texas has the momentum in this one. Yesterday, an extra-innings walkoff grand slam by Nelson Cruz — his second of the game — gave the Rangers a 2-0 series lead, and the psychological edge. The Tigers return to the comfort of Comerica Park, but is it enough with...
Mike Napoli drove in the go-ahead run, then Nelson Cruz added a three-run homer in the 11th inning as the Rangers took a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday.
Michael Young, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz talk about the record-setting end to Game 2 of the ALCS. More at MLB.com and TexasRangers.com
C.J. Wilson, David Murphy, Michael Young and Nelson Cruz talk about Thursday's loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the ALCS. More at MLB.com and TexasRangers.com