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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Nelson Cruz lowers the boom on Detroit

By Jean-Jacques Taylor

ARLINGTON, Texas -- There's a reason 6-2, 240-pound, barrel-chested Nelson Cruz occasionally answers to the nickname Boomstick.

Once again, he showed why.

Cruz drove in five runs and hit a pair or majestic home runs, including the first postseason walk-off grand slam in major league history. Anytime you're the first person to do something in the big leagues, it's worthy to be praised.

More importantly, Cruz's unforgettable night has given the Texas Rangers control of the ALCS because his dramatic shot down the left-field line with none out lifted the Rangers to a 7-3 victory in 11 innings and a 2-0 series lead over the Detroit Tigers.

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