Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz was 3-for-4 with a run scored in the, 2-1, victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Cruz had a double and a triple, but only scored once and didn't have an RBI. It was definitely a pitcher's duel. Cruz is hitting .329 with nine home runs and 21 RBI this season.
4/27/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is a career 5-for-5 with two home runs versus Texas starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Sure the sample size is miniscule, but at the very least he'll be confident and added to his monster start should make him a must start for fantasy owners. Cruz is batting .310 with nine homers and 20 RBI in 18 games this season.
4/19/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz hit a pair of bombs and a walkoff single as Seattle defeated Texas in the bottom of the ninth, 11-10, on Sunday.
Insight: So much for not being able to hit homers at Safeco Field. Until Sunday, all six of Cruz's home runs were on the road, but apparently Cruz is so hot, it doesn't matter what ballpark he is hitting in. Cruz finished 3-for-6 with five RBI and two runs in addition to the bombs. He hit his home runs in the first and third innings. Then, his third hit came with the bases loaded in the ninth, and it scored the game-winning run. Cruz is the hottest hitter in the league as he leads baseball with eight home runs while batting .354 with 14 RBI.
4/17/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has faced Texas starter Yovani Gallardo just three times and he's walked once and taken him yard twice.
Insight: Considering how hot Cruz is this season, league-leading six homers, walking him sounds like a good strategy.
4/12/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz homered for the second straight day, and this one was massive.
Insight: After Seattle blew a four run lead int he ninth, Cruz came up big with a 10th inning homer. It was his lone ht in four at-bats, and he now has two dingers on the season.
4/11/2015 8:02:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had his best day of the young season as he went 3-for-5 in the, 5-4, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Cruz had two singles and a three-run homer in the eighth. Cruz had just one hit in the first four games of the season, so it's nice to see the 2014 home run king have a nice Saturday.
4/8/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz registered his first hit with the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: Cruz had one of the two hits Seattle recorded versus the Angels as the Mariners lost, 2-0. Cruz was 1-for-3 in the shutout loss. He will probably not hit 40 homers again, but Cruz is a decent option at left field.
3/6/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Seattle DH/OF Nelson Cruz began his Cactus League season by belting a two-run homer Thursday versus San Diego.
Insight: Cruz leaves hitter-friendly Baltimore for pitcher-friendly Seattle and will be hard-pressed to match last season's 40 homer output, but simply being in the lineup should help Robinson Cano and the top of the Mariners order.
12/1/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Former Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz has signed a four-year deal with Seattle
Insight: Cruz will leave hitter-friendly Baltimore for Seattle and will be hard-pressed to match last season's 40 homer output. He'll likely bat clean up and protect Robinson Cano in the Mariners lineup.
10/15/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is 10-for-30 (.333) in his career against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Cruz has four home runs, two doubles and eight RBI versus Vargas. Despite going 0-for-4 on Tuesday in Game 3, Cruz is hitting .400/.423/.680 with two home runs and seven RBI this postseason. Before Tuesday, Cruz had two hits in every playoff game.
10/11/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a RBI and run in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Cruz hit a RBI-double to score the first run of a four-run fifth inning for the Orioles. He also scored in the frame. Cruz has four hits in all four postseason games this October and is batting .471 with two home runs and six RBI.
10/10/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is just 4-for-21 (.190) against Royals Game 1 ALCS starter James Shields.
Insight: Cruz has been a force in the playoffs batting .500 with two homers and five RBI. This after a 40-home run and 108 RBI regular season.
10/9/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz told the Baltimore Sun that he and the team have not had "serious" contract extension talks.
Insight: Cruz also added he is concerned with winning the World Series. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday that the Orioles are hoping to sign Cruz long-term but nothing will likely happen until the season is over. Cruz hit .271/.333/.525 with 40 home runs and 108 RBI in 159 games this year while adding two more home runs in the ALDS.
10/5/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is a .368 (7-for-19) hitter with two home runs and four RBI against Tigers pitcher David Price.
Insight: Cruz was 2-for-4 in each of the first two games of the series and hit a home run, scored two runs and had three RBI in Game 1 of the ALDS. Baltimore will be hoping to sweep the Tigers with a victory.
10/3/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is just a .200 hitter (5-for-25) versus Detroit Game 2 starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: On the other hand, Cruz continues to produce in the postseason. Thursday night he hammered the 15th home run of his playoff career (130 at-bats) and knocked in three runs to raise his RBI total to 30.
10/2/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz gets it going for Baltimore on Thursday.
Insight: He started the scoring with a two-run shot in the first inning. Cruz finished the night going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.
10/2/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is a career .381 (8-for-21) against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: It was a great season for Cruz with a league-leading 40 HR and 108 RBI and will end up gaining him a fat contract come next season. He's a career .278 hitter in the postseason (all with Texas) and a stunning 1.018 OPS and 14 homers.
9/27/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is a career .583 (7-for-12) against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: It's been a great season for Cruz with 40 HR and 108 RBI and will end up gaining him a fat contract come next season. In the mean time he's getting ready for the playoffs and should add to his totals in this favorable matchup.
9/24/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz belted his 40th home run of the season Tuesday, but has an unfavorable matchup Wednesday.
Insight: Cruz has just one hit against Yankees right-hander Shane Greene with the other five at-bats ending in strikeouts. It's been a great season for Cruz, and we wouldn't blame you for keeping him in the lineup, but don't expect much production.
9/23/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz belted his 40th bomb of the season to extend his American League lead in the category.
Insight: Cruz went 3-for-5 with the solo home run. He has been a tremendous signing for the Orioles this season as he has more home runs than anyone else in baseball. His 107 RBI is also third in baseball, behind just Mike Trout and Adrian Gonzalez.
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