Nelson Cruz breaks out
He was 2-for-13 in that span.
He broke out of his slump Sunday.
Cruz finished with three hits, including a two-out two-run single as part of a five-run first inning.
"I think my approach has been good the last few games," Cruz said. "I'm seeing a lot of good pitches and wait for the right pitches."
Cruz also took off his batting gloves, something he does when he's struggling. He did it Saturday night, too.
"I don't know the last time I did it," Cruz said. "I felt the bat better."
Said Ron Washington on Cruz's day: "Did a lot for his confidence."
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