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Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers to become the American League's first repeat champion in a decade.
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The world of baseball has never seen anything like what Nelson Cruz displayed over the entire American League Championship Series. In fact, over the 142-year history of Major League Baseball, no one had ever topped his performance.
After a terrible ALDS in which he went 1-for-12 with five strikeouts, Cruz absolutely lit up both ballparks, hitting .364 with a big league-record...
Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz homered for a record sixth time in his postseason series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
The outfielder's two-run blast in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series also gave him 13 RBIs - which is another record for a postseason round.
After going 1-for-15 in the ALDS against Tampa Bay, Cruz went 8-for-22 with a pair of doubles...
ARLINGTON, Tex. The Texas Rangers have another star on their hands.
They already have a face of the franchise in Michael Young. They have the most recognized team president in Nolan Ryan. They have the reigning American League most valuable player in Josh Hamilton.
But after a performance like no one has ever seen in the American League Championship Series, they have a new brace...
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.
Nelson Cruz entered the ALCS in a slump, but he emerged as the series MVP with a record six home runs and 13 RBIs in six games as the Rangers topped the Tigers.
Nelson Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series and the Rangers romped to a 15-5 win that won the AL pennant in six games.
Tonight is Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Whether the Rangers advance to the World Series or the Tigers force a seventh and final game may depend on what hitter is stopped first -- Texas' Nelson Cruz or Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.
The Texas Rangers left no doubt that they are the AL pennant winners, beating Detroit 15-5. Texas knocked out 17 hits and walked eight times, going 8 for 18 with runners in scoring position and hitting two home runs. Nelson Cruz broke a single series record with six home runs. They scored 39 runs in the six games, as they proved to be an offensive power house.
Despite all the...
Welcome back to the World Series.
It's going to be a crazy couple of days of predictions and prognostications about what will happen once things get underway in St. Louis on Wednesday night, but before we thought we'd take a moment to look back on how the Rangers got past the Tigers. There was a lot of good and a little bad in the six-game series and we'll take a...
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
Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers. Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw. The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals with a lot symmetry, all set to get acquainted in the World Series.
Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers. The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals with a lot of symmetry, all set to get acquainted ...