Nelson Cruz named ALCS MVP

Updated: October 16, 2011, 1:47 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz already had his name etched in the 2011 AL Championship Series MVP trophy before he came to the plate in the seventh inning of Game 6.

But when you have established yourself as the Rangers' version of Mr. October and carry a "boomstick" and fire fake guns in the air after a big play, you have to leave the fans with something they'll remember in the clinching game, right?

So with the Rangers already leading 13-4, Cruz got a first-pitch split-fingered ...

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