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WATCH: Nelson Cruz crush major league-leading 35th home run

It’s been nothing short of an MVP-type season for Orioles’ Nelson Cruz, and the former Rangers slugger showed that he deserved the AL MVP with a massive home run against the Minnesota Twins. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the 3rd, Cruz rocketed a Ricky Nolasco slider that hung too high over the left field wall to put the O’s up 1-0. Aside from Cruz’s 35th home run...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz hopes to stay in Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles signed Nelson Cruz to an 8 million dollar deal back in February hoping the slugger would return to the player he was in Texas. The first place Birds have received everything they asked for, and more. Now, Cruz has significant interest in signing an extension with the club.#454433018 / gettyimages.comCruz said his agent and the Orioles have had talks since post...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hardy hits grand slam, Twins lose to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday. Caleb Joseph had a career-high four hits for the Orioles, who extended their AL East lead over the second-place New York...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hardy hits grand slam, Orioles beat Twins 12-8

BALTIMORE (AP) J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday. Caleb Joseph had a career-high four hits for the Orioles, who extended their AL East lead over the second-place New York...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hardy hits grand slam, Twins lose to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday. Caleb Joseph had a career-high four hits for the Orioles, who extended their AL East lead over the second-place New York...
Via Fox Sports North
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles and Nelson Cruz show mutual interest in an extension

http://sports-kings.com/dcsportskings/mlb/orioles-and-nelson-cruz-show-mutual-interest-in-an-extension.html Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
Via Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles and Nelson Cruz show mutual interest in an extension

Photo: fanduel.com As the regular season winds down,  both the Orioles and Nelson Cruz are expressing interest in extending the slugger’s tenure in Baltimore. In February, Cruz signed a one-year, $8-million contract that has been lauded as one of the best bargains in baseball. The Oriole is leading the league in home runs and has also driven in 88 runs to lead the team. While...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz, Orioles Have Mutual Interest in Possible Extension

Following his 50-game suspension for PED’s as a member of the Texas Rangers in 2013, slugger Nelson Cruz signed a 1 year, $8 million dollar contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Many regard this as the “move of the off-season”, considering the gaudy numbers that Cruz has put up with his new club. This seems like […]
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Nelson's one-year Orioles deal become long-term thing ?

Slugger Nelson Cruz and the Orioles got together on a last-minute, one-year deal last spring, but the partnership has worked out so well that people close to the situation figure it could turn into a long-lasting relationship. While there's no definitive immediate word of any early negotiations between Cruz and the Orioles, both sides have expressed an interest in continuing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping track of possible 100-RBI seasons

Nelson Cruz Orioles – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   How impressive is a 100-RBI season? Is it as big an accomplishment as it used to be? Back in the 1950′s-60′s it was a big feat for a player to hit that century mark in runs batted in. I personally think it is still very impressive but with all the analytics, sabermetrics and new stats out now, it seems that we try to discount...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 70-win teams

Credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP 10. Baltimore Orioles (74-55): The Orioles, like the Blue Jays, have six players with double digit home runs, including Nelson Cruz, who has 34 home runs. But their best hitters right now are bench players Delmon Young, who’s hitting .311 and Steve Pearce, who is hitting .289 with 15 home runs. But if the Orioles don’t hit home runs, they could be more...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night. Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also homered for the Orioles, who have won four straight and extended their AL East lead to nine games over second-place Toronto. Baltimore posted its first sweep...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles use 3 home runs in 11th inning to drop Nationals

Last night was the beginning of the infamous “Battle of the Beltway” series between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. It seemed to be a pitchers duel between Chris Tillman and Stephen Strasburg until Nelson Cruz did what Nelson Cruz does, hits home runs. Cruz delivered a two-run shot in the fourth to put the Orioles up 2-0. But then two innings later, Anthony Rendone...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz tells MLB Network to shove it after PED comments

David Ortiz was not happy that his name came up in connection with the John Lackey-Nelson Cruz PED comments, and he let the media know about it. Lackey was roped by Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday and voice his displeasure over being hit hard by a guy who was suspended last year […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz was there for the taking last offseason. The Red Sox didn’t pull the trigger. Cruz ultimately signed with the Baltimore Orioles in free agency, kicking off what has been a very productive year for the veteran slugger. However, Cruz told WEEI.com on Sunday that David Ortiz reached out to him about potentially signing with the Red Sox before landing with the...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles nab 3 strarters in the All-Star game

Photo: footballsfuture.com The Baltimore Orioles make up one-third of the AL starting line-up in this years All-Star game. Matt Wieters led the way in votes for cather, however he will be unable to play due to Tommy John Surgery. Outfielder Adam Jones and designated hitter Nelson Cruz join the squad as well. Nelson Cruz leads the majors in home runs and rbi’s up to this point....
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey brings up Nelson Cruz’s PED use after Cruz shells him

Nelson Cruz had a huge night for the Baltimore Orioles in their 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Cruz went 5-for-5 including a homer, single and double of Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey. When Lackey was asked about Cruz’s performance after the game, he conveniently hinted at Cruz’s history of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

O's skipper responds to Lackey's talk

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded to Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey's loud "no comment" on slugger Nelson Cruz after Saturday night's game, telling ESPN Radio that "everybody needs to make sure that their own backyard is clean." Cruz went 5-for-5 Saturday night in the second game of a doubleheader, helping the Orioles beat Lackey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Rips Nelson Cruz for PEDs

  Some MLB PED users are quicky forgotten, while other reputations are forever destroyed. Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey finally provided a blunt opinion from a current player, trying his best to ensure everyone remembers the cheaters. Lackey was shelled in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Baltimore, who received a 5-for-5 showing from Nelson Cruz. Yes...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey conveniently brings up Nelson Cruz's PED use

On Saturday, John Lackey and Nelson Cruz opposed each other in the second game of a doubleheader between the Red Sox and Orioles.Cruz had himself a fine game after slugging a home run, tying him with Jose Abreu for the MLB lead at 27, and smashing a couple of doubles.After the game, Lackey was not happy about being hit around by a player who was once suspended for his ties to performance...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'

Nelson Cruz’s five-hit night helped send Red Sox right-hander John Lackey to an early exit in the Orioles’ 7-4 win over Boston in the nightcap of the teams’ doubleheader, but after the game, Lackey didn't have much positive to say about Cruz. Cruz was 3-for-3 with a double and homer off Lackey. He doubled and singled off Lackey in his first two at-bats of the game, then...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles take series with Nelson Cruz grand slam & walkoff wild pitch

Photo: Twitter-@masnorioles On Tuesday, the Orioles won the first game of the White Sox series with a 3-run pinch hit walk-off home run by Chris Davis. Last night, the Orioles took the series with another walk-off. This time, off of a wild pitch in extra innings. But before the walk-off and the rain delay, Camden Yards had some excitement thanks to Nelson Cruz. The Orioles were...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: O’s Cruz crush home run and lightbulb

Everyone who’s a fan of Major League Baseball knows just how good of a season Nelson Cruz has been having for the Baltimore Orioles. The former Texas Ranger has been tearing the cover off the ball during the first half of the season, belting 22 home runs and 58 RBIs while sporting a healthy .299 batting average. But what Nelson did yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays showed everyone...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles’ imbalance of hot and cold has no middle ground

Taking a division lead becomes much easier when your team goes on a long winning streak; just ask the Kansas City Royals. Most teams at or toward the top of their divisions have gone on tears where they have won a long string of games in a row, or only dropped a few out of two weeks of games. For the Baltimore Orioles, this has not happened. The reason for this may fall on the Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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