Kinsler, Cruz make a little homer history

April, 3, 2011
4/03/11
4:30
PM CT
Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz are the first pair of teammates to both hit home runs in each of the first three games in a season.

Kinsler and Cruz each hit solo homers Sunday during the finale of the Rangers' sweep of the Red Sox. Only five other sets of teammates had ever homered in the first two games of a season, the last coming in 2003.

Kinsler and Cruz joined Dean Palmer, in 1992, as the only Rangers to open the season with such a streak. Former Ranger Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees has also homered in his first three games.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182