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Texas is going to the Series. It was a brutal ending for the Tigers: 15-5.Nelson Cruz finished off the rout with a two-run home run in the seventh, becoming the first player in Major League history to hit six home runs and drive in 13 RBIs in a single postseason series. His reward was being named the Most Valuable Player of the ALCS.I didn't watch all these games, but from what I did see, Texas did what it takes to win. They were just better.
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Nelson Cruz won ALCS MVP after bashing six home runs and driving in 13 runs against the Tigers. Both marks were a record for a single postseason series. He accomplished another record by hitting extra innings home runs twice during the series. Cruz’s numbers were staggering. He went 8-22 (.364) with a .440 OBP and [...]
ARLINGTON, TEXAS (AP) - Detroit manager Jim Leyland was open for suggestions when asked if it was time to reevaluate how the Tigers are pitching to Texas slugger Nelson Cruz."That would be a good idea," Leyland said. "We've had him actually set up for some situations where we thought we ...
Texas' second World Series ticket in as many seasons was punched by a 15-5 victory over the Tigers, a Game 6 victory in an ALCS fueled by a dominant bullpen, a one-man wrecking crew in series MVP Nelson Cruz and some timely hits sprinkled along the way.