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Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak. Cruz...
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Watch: J.D. Martinez and Nelson Cruz launch gigantic home runs in Detroit

What’s in the air Tuesday night at Comerica Park? The Tigers’ home yard has been a launching pad, hosting two massive bazooka-shot home runs to deep center field. OK, maybe it’s bad pitching in the air, with two of the more disappointing starting rotations in MLB between the Tigers and Mariners. Seattle’s Taijuan Walker came into Tuesday’s game having served up 16 homers...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz Tried To Recruit Me To Red Sox Again During Offseason

David Ortiz apparently tried his darndest this past offseason to recruit Nelson Cruz to join the Boston Red Sox. And no, this isn’t a reprint of a story from last July. Speaking with reporters before Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Cruz detailed how, for a second winter in a row, Ortiz made a push to bring him to Boston. “Yes, he did. It’s huge...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz thanks Mariners fans for support after locking down All-Star Game start

Slugger Nelson Cruz held on to his lead over the Kansas City Royals' Kendrys Morales in voting for the All-Star Game, it was announced by the league on Sunday.Cruz, who's had a great start to his Mariners career so far in 2015, will be in the AL's starting lineup at the DH position in the game on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. It ended up being pretty...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Cruz declines Home Run Derby invitation, thanks fans for All-Star votes

Despite being among the league leaders in home runs thanks to his prolific start to his Seattle Mariners career, slugger Nelson Cruz will not take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week. Cruz made the announcement on Tuesday night, and cited the same reason he gave the Baltimore Orioles for opting out of the event last season.As he told Greg Johns of, he's all about...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz producing on the road, quiet at Safeco Field

In his first season with the Seattle Mariners, Nelson Cruz is putting together what looks to be another monstrous season. There is an interesting trend in his numbers though. He is doing almost all of his damage away from Safeco Field. Through 29 games in his home ballpark, Cruz has a .277 batting average with four home runs, 16 runs batted in and a .766 on-base percentage plus slugging...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently

Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time the Mariners called and reportedly had a short deal done with Cruz before the front office nixed it. I picture former team president […]
Via Fangraphs
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz Hits 483-Foot Home Run, Continues To Punish Baseballs (Video)

Pro tip: Don’t fall behind 3-1 to Nelson Cruz, because you probably won’t live to tell about it. The Seattle Mariners slugger is off to a red-hot start to the season, as he smashed his 10th home run of 2015 on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers. This might have been the most impressive of the 10th, and certainly one of the longest of the now 207 home runs he’s hit in...
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz goes on selfie rampage at All-Star Game

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz took a bunch of selfies with his American League All-Star teammates during batting practice before Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.Cruz made sure to get pictures of himself with Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Robinson Cano, and Yu Darvish along with so many others. Selfie with the Captain. Selfie con el Capitan. #DerekJeter pic...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

The Baltimore Orioles find themselves two games above .500 as we head towards the end of May, 2.5 games behind the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays, who are winners of 6 games in a row. While the Orioles already have the talent to push for a division title in 2014, a roster move like calling up one of these three players (for longer than just a week or two) could jumpstart the team...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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