|Aug. 12 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-Cruz appears to have broken out of his slump, going 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs in Monday's 11-3 win over the Yankees.
Analysis: He's 5 for 10 with two homers and six RBIs in his last three games.
|Aug. 10 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Cruz went 2 for 5 with his 30th home run and a double in Saturday's 10-3 win over visiting St. Louis.
Analysis: Cruz had been hitting .121 with one homer over his previous 25 games.
|July 26 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Cruz hit his 29th home run of the season in a 2-1 win at Seattle on Friday.
Analysis: After Cruz had been 5 for 37 during a 10-game home-run drought, owners are hoping he heats up again following Friday's dinger.
|July 24 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET20:15 GMT4:15 1:15 PM MST3:15 PM EST3:45 PM VEN0:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-Cruz went 0 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Cruz is in a 5-for-40 slump with 12 strikeouts. The player whose Twitter handle is @ncboomstick23 hasn't seen his stick go boom much these days. He's been a bust of late.
|July 8 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST3:11 PM VEN23:41 UAE2:41 PM CT-Cruz had three hits with his 28th homer Monday.
Analysis: Cruz is sizzling with 11 hits in his last 16 at-bats. He's simply a fantasy sensation.
|July 7 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Cruz was 3 for 6 with his 17th double in Sunday's 7-6 win at Boston.
Analysis: Cruz was 8 for 11 over his last two games with four extra-base hits after going 4 for 34 with no extra-base hits over his previous nine games.
|July 6 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-After going 0 for 4 in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader with Boston, Cruz was 5 for 5 with his 27th home run of the year in the nightcap.
Analysis: Cruz, who is tied with Chicago's Jose Abreu for the major league lead in homers, has six over his last 17 games.
|June 26 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Cruz hit a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning Wednesday night.
Analysis: Cruz launched an opposite-field drive that barely cleared the wall in right field. It was his 24th home run, the second grand slam of the season and eighth of his career.
|June 22 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET14:43 ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST2:13 PM VEN22:43 UAE1:43 PM CT-Cruz hit his 23rd home run Saturday.
Analysis: Cruz has a tough matchup Sunday against Yankees stud Masahiro Tanaka.
|June 16 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Cruz went 3 for 3 with an RBI in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Cruz had gone 6 for 36 with just one extra-base hit over his previous 10 games.
|June 1 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Cruz left Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after being hit on the left hand by a pitch in the third inning. The team didn't have any immediate details on the injury.
Analysis: Cruz entered the game hitting .315 and has a major league-leading 20 homers and 52 RBIs.
|May 29 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Cruz crushed two more home runs in Wednesday's win in Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .469 with seven home runs, five doubles, 13 runs scored and 11 RBIs in nine games. His OPS in that time is a ridiculous 1.842.
|May 26 10:22 AM PT11:22 AM MT12:22 PM CT1:22 PM ET13:22 ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST12:52 PM VEN21:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-Cruz went 2 for 4 with a home run in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: The Baltimore slugger has homered four times with seven RBIs while batting .455 on a six-game hitting streak.
|May 22 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Cruz went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: After a quiet stretch, Cruz is again driving in runs in bunches with 11 in his last seven games.
|May 15 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Cruz went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: He had gone 1 for 10 in his previous three games with just one RBI in eight games.
|May 11 10:31 AM PT11:31 AM MT12:31 PM CT1:31 PM ET13:31 ET17:31 GMT1:31 10:31 AM MST12:31 PM EST1:01 PM VEN21:31 UAE12:31 PM CT-Cruz went 2 for 5 with a jack on Saturday.
Analysis: Cruz has 10 HRs and 30 RBIs.
|May 3 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Cruz turned in another solid fantasy effort Friday.
Analysis: Cruz was 2 for 4 with a two-run jack. He has recorded 21 of his 27 RBIs on the road so he thrives on hostile atmospheres.
|Apr. 28 2:51 PM PT3:51 PM MT4:51 PM CT5:51 PM ET17:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)4:51 PM CT-Cruz hit his seventh homer of the season and fifth in eight games Sunday against Kansas City.
Analysis: Cruz is slugging .813 over his last eight games with 14 RBIs.
|Apr. 25 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Cruz stayed hot with two more hits in Thursday's 11-4 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Cruz is now batting .414 with four homers and a whopping 16 RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 24 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET13:42 ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST1:12 PM VEN21:42 UAE12:42 PM CT-Cruz had five RBIs and two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Cruz is trying to become the first Orioles player to have RBIs in 7 straight games since Mark Reynolds from Sept. 15-22, 2012.
|Apr. 23 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE2:11 PM CT-Cruz went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in a 9-3 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cruz, now batting .290, is 10 for 29 (.345) with 10 RBIs in his last seven games. He's 7 for 17 (.412) with two homers and seven RBIs in his past four.
|Apr. 1 1:12 PM PT2:12 PM MT3:12 PM CT4:12 PM ET16:12 ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST3:42 PM VEN0:12 UAE (+1)3:12 PM CT-Cruz celebrated his Orioles debut with a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning of Monday's season-opening 2-1 win over Boston.
Analysis: Cruz finished the day 1 for 2 with two runs and a walk. He could be in for a big season in Baltimore.
|Mar. 27 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET20:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST8:00 PM VEN4:30 UAE (+1)6:30 PM CT-Cruz left Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fourth inning after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Alex Cobb.
Analysis: Cruz fell after being hit on the first pitch, but quickly got up. He immediately walked off the field after being attended to by team trainers.
|Feb. 22 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized an $8 million, one-year contract, a deal that puts him on track to become the team's regular designated hitter.
Analysis: The 33-year-old, who served a 50-game suspension last year for violating baseball's drug agreement, can earn an additional $750,000 in bonuses based on days on the active 25-man roster: $150,000 each for 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180.