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Nelson Cruz picks up where he left off with two homers in two games
36 year-old Nelson Cruz showed no signs of aging in the beginning of his 2017 season. Cruz homered in each of the first two spring training games against the Padres.
Cruz's aging curve looms, but as long as he's healthy he should be a powerful offensive option.
Nelson Cruz collects two hits playing through injury
Nelson Cruz underwent an X-ray that came back negative on his wrist. The ailment caused him to leave Sunday's game early, but he returned to the lineup Monday and finished 2-for-6.
Cruz has been on a tear, and hopefully the wrist injury won't impact his power through the remainder of the season. He now has four straight multi-hit games with eight hits, six extra-base hits and nine RBI over that span.
Nelson Cruz homers twice, exits early
Nelson Cruz hit a pair of home runs Sunday before exiting early with wrist soreness. He's considered day-to-day.
The injury is considered minor at this point, but more should be known today or tomorrow on the slugger's status. He continues to dominate pitchers, posting an OPS of .915 with 41 homers and 100 RBI on the season.
Nelson Cruz with a double and home run on Friday
Nelson Cruz finished 2-for-5 with a double, home run, two runs scored, and four RBI on Friday against the Twins. Cruz is 5-for-23 with a double, home run, three runs scored, and four RBI over the last seven days. He has an .894 OPS this season.
Cruz's huge game on Friday snapped a three-game hitless streak and, while posting three multi-hit games, he has been hitless in six of his last 10 games. He has a .299 batting average in September with six doubles, six home runs, 13 runs scored, and 17 RBI.
Nelson Cruz collects three hits
Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's victory over the Astros.
Cruz continues to hammer away on the season. He has been especially hot over his last 15 games by batting .351 with four home runs and 12 RBI. Look for Cruz to continue his strong hitting all the way to the end of the season.
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