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Nelson Cruz
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Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-2 / 230 NFBC ADP: 67.18
Position: RFBorn: 7/1/1980 Birthplace: Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mets (1998)

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May 20 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Cruz hit a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: Cruz is hitting .400 over his last 11.
May 5 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 hit his major league-leading 14th home run hours after being selected AL Player of the Month for April as the Seattle Mariners beat the Angels 3-2 on Monday night.
Analysis: Cruz hit a leadoff shot against Matt Shoemaker that snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh. It came in the Mariners' 26th game, tying Cruz with four other players for the most homers at that stage of a season.
Apr. 29 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Cruz fell a homer short of the cycle in Tuesday's win over Texas.
Analysis: Cruz went 4 for 22 over his previous six games.
Apr. 21 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Cruz stayed hot by going 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's 7-5 loss at Seattle.
Analysis: Cruz has gone 18 for 38 (.474) with eight home runs and 16 RBIs over his last nine games.
Apr. 20 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Cruz went 3 for 6 with two home runs and five RBIs, and delivered the walk-off single Sunday in Seattle's win over Texas.
Analysis: Cruz continues to shine in a Mariners uniform. He now has eight home runs through 12 games.
Apr. 18 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Cruz wasn't able to extend his five-game home run streak Friday, but he went 3 for 4 in Seattle's 3-1 loss to Texas.
Analysis: The red-hot Cruz has gone 12 for 23 (.522) with six homers and nine RBIs over his last six games.
Apr. 16 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST11:39 PM VEN8:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Cruz has homered in a career-best fifth straight game for the Seattle Mariners.
Analysis: Cruz, who signed a four-year, $47 million, contract with the Mariners in December after hitting a career-high 40 homers last season for Baltimore, drove a 1-1 pitch from Brett Anderson to right-center field in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers.
Apr. 14 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET23:12 ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST10:42 PM VEN7:12 UAE (+1)10:12 PM CT-Cruz homered for the fourth straight game Tuesday to match the longest streak of his career.
Analysis: Cruz signed a $47 million, four-year contract with the Mariners in December after hitting a career-high 40 homers last season for Baltimore.
Apr. 13 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Cruz went deep for the second straight day Sunday against the Athletics.
Analysis: Cruz is just 5 for 24 but could be cooking after going 4 for 9 with two homers in his last two games.
Apr. 12 12:36 PM PT1:36 PM MT2:36 PM CT3:36 PM ET15:36 ET19:36 GMT3:36 12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST3:06 PM VEN23:36 UAE2:36 PM CT-Cruz hit his first home run for Seattle in a dominant effort Saturday.
Analysis: Cruz had three hits Saturday, including a three-run homer in the eighth off Dan Otero that put the Mariners in front 4-2. "It's always important," he said. "I need to hit."

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