Nelson Cruz lowers the boom on Detroit

Rangers right fielder hits first postseason walk-off grand slam in major league history

Updated: October 11, 2011, 9:39 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

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

Once again, he showed why.

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

More importantly, Cruz's unforgettable night has given the Texas Rangers ...

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