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Nelson Cruz
AVG HR RBI
.295 14 58
Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-2 / 230 NFBC ADP: 36.91
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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June 24 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 13-3. Cruz scored twice. He ended the game with a .291 batting average.
June 23 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET11:21 ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST10:51 AM VEN19:21 UAE10:21 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 9-6. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .292 batting average.
June 22 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz keeps on mashing at Safeco Field, where he's 15 for 35 (.429) with seven extra-base hits over his last 10 games. The AL's leader with 58 RBIs, he's now batting .336 with seven homers and 26 RBIs in 34 home games for the year.
June 21 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4. He ended the game with a .292 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz struggled for much of Seattle's last road trip, but he's batting .419 (13 for 31) with a pair of homers over his past nine home games. He's now hitting .331 with seven homers and 23 RBIs in 33 games at Safeco Field this year.
June 20 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Monday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 6-2. He ended the game with a .288 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is just 3 for 24 with a walk and nine strikeouts in his last six games after going 15 for 32 with 10 RBIs, five walks and four strikeouts in his previous nine.
June 19 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET11:01 ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST10:31 AM VEN19:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 5 with a double Sunday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Texas Rangers 7-3. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .292 batting average.
June 18 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 10-4. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
June 16 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)10:57 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with an RBI Friday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Texas Rangers 10-4. He ended the game with a .298 batting average.
June 15 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Minnesota Twins 6-2. He ended the game with a .295 batting average.
Analysis: The Mariners face Rangers right-hander Tyson Ross on Friday, and Cruz has a .311/.370/.559 slash line against righties compared to .234/.403/.447 vs. lefties.
June 15 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET0:23 ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST11:53 PM VEN8:23 UAE11:23 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Minnesota Twins 6-4. He ended the game with a .300 batting average.
June 14 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with two RBIs Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Minnesota Twins 20-7. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .306 batting average.
Analysis: It was the third straight multihit performance for Cruz, who has six RBIs through two games of this four-game set in Minnesota. He's loved hitting there for quite a while, batting .432 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs in his last 18 games at Target Field.
June 13 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a double and four RBIs Monday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 14-3. Cruz scored twice. He ended the game with a .303 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz has been swinging a hot stick, going 13 for 27 with two home runs, four doubles and eight RBIs over his past eight games.
June 11 5:08 PM PT6:08 PM MT7:08 PM CT8:08 PM ET20:08 ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST7:38 PM VEN4:08 UAE (+1)7:08 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with a double Sunday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0. He ended the game with a .298 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is 11 for 24 with two home runs and four RBIs in his last seven games.
June 11 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
June 10 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 Friday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2. He ended the game with a .295 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz, who returned to the lineup after missing two games with a right calf injury, is 3 for 6 against Marcus Stroman, Toronto's scheduled starter for Saturday.
June 9 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Cruz is back in the lineup Friday, as expected, after missing two games with a calf injury.
Analysis: Cruz is still tied with Miguel Sano for the AL lead with 46 RBIs, including four in his last three games.
June 7 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 2 with an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 12-3. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .299 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz left in the fourth inning after hitting a run-scoring single as he's nursing a tight calf, which kept him out of the starting lineup Thursday. The slugger is expected to return for Friday's game against Toronto.
June 5 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET11:01 ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST10:31 AM VEN19:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1. The homer was his 14th of the season. Cruz scored twice. He ended the game with a .297 batting average.
Analysis: The hits seem to come in bunches for Cruz. He went 7 for 11 with two homers and two doubles as the Mariners swept the Rays.
June 4 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET12:14 ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST11:44 AM VEN20:14 UAE11:14 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and an RBI Saturday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2. The homer was his 13th of the season. Cruz scored twice. He ended the game with a .293 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is now hitting .330 at home and .316 against right-handers.
June 3 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a double Friday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz certainly appeared fine after leaving the previous day's game when he was hit on the hand by a pitch.
June 1 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Cruz is in the lineup Friday against the Rays after he was hit on the top of his left hand by a pitch in the third inning Thursday and left the game.
Analysis: Cruz leads the AL with 42 RBIs while batting .277 with 12 homers.
June 1 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET1:02 ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST12:32 AM VEN9:02 UAE12:02 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
May 30 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET23:06 ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST10:36 PM VEN7:06 UAE (+1)10:06 PM CT-Cruz left the game with right calf tightness Tuesday, but is in the lineup Wednesday.
Analysis: This is obviously good news for Cruz's fantasy owners, who should still monitor the situation.
May 29 4:29 PM PT5:29 PM MT6:29 PM CT7:29 PM ET19:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)6:29 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 with an RBI Monday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
May 28 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with an RBI Sunday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Boston Red Sox 5-0. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz snapped out of a 3-for-32 funk over his previous nine games.
May 27 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-0. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is 2 for 25 in his last seven games with both of those hits home runs.
May 26 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Boston Red Sox 3-0. He ended the game with a .289 batting average.
May 25 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs Thursday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Washington Nationals 4-2. The homer was his 12th of the season. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning. He's homered twice in his last three games.
May 23 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Washington Nationals 10-1. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is now just 2 for 21 in his last six games dropping his average 30 points.
May 22 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-1. The homer was his 11th of the season. He ended the game with a .301 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz has gone just 2 for 18 over his last five games. Perhaps this homer will help him get back on track.
May 21 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Cruz went 0 for 3 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Chicago White Sox 16-1. He ended the game with a .303 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is 1 for 14 in the last four games.
May 20 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Chicago White Sox 2-1. He ended the game with a .309 batting average.
May 19 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET10:38 ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST10:08 AM VEN18:38 UAE9:38 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4. He ended the game with a .317 batting average.
May 18 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET10:45 ET14:45 GMT22:45 7:45 AM MST9:45 AM EST10:15 AM VEN18:45 UAE9:45 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 with two RBIs Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
May 17 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Oakland Athletics 9-6. The homer was his 10th of the season. He ended the game with a .326 batting average.
May 16 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Monday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz continues to torment Oakland's pitching staff. He has batted .407 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in 23 games against the A's since the start of last season. That includes 6 for 14 in five games this season with two homers and eight RBIs.
May 14 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. He ended the game with a .318 batting average.
May 13 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-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. He ended the game with a .323 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz continues to hit, as he's batting .403 with six homers and 23 RBIs over his last 19 games.
May 12 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET22:07 ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST9:37 PM VEN6:07 UAE (+1)9:07 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0. He ended the game with a .320 batting average.
May 11 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. The homer was his eighth of the season. He ended the game with a .331 batting average.
Analysis: Back in the lineup after being limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last two days by a sore hamstring, Cruz ended an eight-game homer drought with a two-run shot in the first inning. The blast increased his AL-leading RBI total to 31, with 23 of those coming over his last 16 contests.
May 11 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-Cruz is in the lineup for Thursday's game in Toronto.
Analysis: Cruz, batting .325 with seven homers and 29 RBIs, has a sore hamstring and did not play the field Tuesday or Wednesday at Philadelphia. He pinch-hit in both games.
May 9 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 1 with an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9. He ended the game with a .325 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz, batting. 325 with seven homers and 28 RBIs, has a sore hamstring and did not play the field Wednesday. He went 1 for 1 as a pinch-hitter. Cruz is batting a robust .419 with five home runs, 21 RBIs and a 1.228 OPS in his last 17 games.
May 8 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Texas Rangers 4-3. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
May 7 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with an RBI Saturday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-2. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .330 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz's sixth-inning single to center extended his hitting streak to 15 games. He is hitting .439 during his streak with five doubles, five home runs and 20 RBIs.
May 6 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 6 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 3-1. He ended the game with a .330 batting average.
Analysis: Though he had a string of five straight outings with an RBI end, Cruz extended his hitting streak to 14 games with yet another multi-hit effort. The former Ranger is batting a red-hot .444 (24 for 54) during the run and has racked up five homers and 19 RBIs over his past 11 contests.
May 5 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs Thursday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Los Angeles Angels 11-3. He ended the game with a .330 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz extended his hitting streak to 13 games and continues to torment opposing pitchers. The Seattle slugger is 18 for 38 (.474) with five homers and a whopping 19 RBIs over his last 10 contests.
May 4 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Cruz went 3 for 4 with an RBI Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Los Angeles Angels 8-7. He ended the game with a .327 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz extended his hitting streak to 12 games, his longest since a career-best 21-game streak during the 2015 season. He's batting .465 with 17 RBIs during that run.
May 3 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 5 with an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. He ended the game with a .309 batting average.
Apr. 30 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Cleveland Indians 12-4. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .315 batting average.
Analysis: After sitting out Friday's opener with a sore hamstring, Cruz homered in each of the series' final two games while knocking in four runs to continue his recent tear. Cruz has now gone deep in five of his last six games, a stretch in which he's 11 for 23 (.478) with 14 RBIs and eight runs scored.
Apr. 29 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET19:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)6:59 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Cleveland Indians 4-3. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .302 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz returned to the lineup after missing Friday's game with a tight hamstring, and the day off didn't cool him off. He has homered in four of his last five games, driving in 12 runs, and is batting .452 during a nine-game hitting streak.
Apr. 28 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Cruz was scratched from Friday's lineup because of a hamstring issue.
Analysis: Reports say the issue is more a cramp than anything else, and Cruz should not miss much time.
Apr. 27 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-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 2-1. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .305 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .481 with three homers, four doubles, 11 RBIs, eight runs and seven walks over an eight-game hitting streak.
Apr. 26 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Cruz homered for the third straight game Wednesday at Detroit.
Analysis: The slugger has hit safely in seven straight games an is 7 for 12 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last three contests. He ranks among the major league leaders with 19 RBIs.
Apr. 26 6:51 AM PT7:51 AM MT8:51 AM CT9:51 AM ET9:51 ET13:51 GMT21:51 6:51 AM MST8:51 AM EST9:21 AM VEN17:51 UAE8:51 AM CT-Cruz homered for one of his three hits and had three RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .408 in his last 14 games, and eight of his 15 RBIs over that span have come in the last two games.
Apr. 18 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Cruz hit his second home run of the season Monday.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .370 during a seven-game hitting streak following a 2-for-25 slump to open the season. He's gone deep twice in the past four games.
Apr. 16 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST8:38 PM VEN5:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-Cruz had a pair of hits and two RBIs in Sunday's win over Texas.
Analysis: The veteran slugger is 9 for 23 with a homer and five RBIs during a six-game hitting streak after he opened the season in a 2-for-25 slump.
Apr. 11 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Cruz finally broke through with a two-run single in the fifth inning - one of his three hits - in the Mariners' 6-0 win over the Astros on Monday.
Analysis: Hopefully this is a sign that Cruz, 2 for 25 with 11 strikeouts through his first seven games, is about to break out of his slump.
Apr. 9 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET21:48 ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST9:18 PM VEN5:48 UAE (+1)8:48 PM CT-Cruz was 0 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Cruz only has two hits in 25 at-bats on the season, but one of them - a double - came on April 5 against the Astros' Charlie Morton, whom Seattle will face again on Monday.
Apr. 8 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-Cruz went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts Friday.
Analysis: Cruz drove in Seattle's only run and recorded his first RBI of the season. It's been a slow start for the slugger, who is 2 for 19 with nine strikeouts.
Apr. 5 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Cruz went 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday.
Analysis: He is hitless in seven at-bats to open the season.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 Mil 8 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .429 .400
2006 Tex 41 130 15 29 3 0 6 22 7 32 1 0 .223 .261 .385
2007 Tex 96 307 35 72 15 2 9 34 21 87 2 4 .235 .287 .384
2008 Tex 31 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 17 28 3 1 .330 .421 .609
2009 Tex 128 462 75 120 21 1 33 76 49 118 20 4 .260 .332 .524
2010 Tex 108 399 60 127 31 3 22 78 38 81 17 4 .318 .374 .576
2011 Tex 124 475 64 125 28 1 29 87 33 116 9 5 .263 .312 .509
2012 Tex 159 585 86 152 45 0 24 90 48 140 8 4 .260 .319 .460
2013 Tex 109 413 49 110 18 0 27 76 35 109 5 1 .266 .327 .506
2014 Bal 159 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 55 140 4 5 .271 .333 .525
2015 Sea 152 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 164 3 2 .302 .369 .566
2016 Sea 155 589 96 169 27 1 43 105 62 159 2 0 .287 .360 .555
2017 Sea 73 258 39 76 16 0 14 58 35 56 1 0 .295 .379 .519
Career 1343 4941 716 1363 268 12 298 853 461 1230 75 30 .276 .340 .516

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Tex Total 16 60 13 19 7 0 6 11 3 17 1 0 .317 .349 .733
    LDS 5 20 5 8 2 0 3 3 0 6 1 0 .400 .400 .950
    LCS 6 20 6 7 3 0 2 5 3 6 0 0 .350 .435 .800
    WS 5 20 2 4 2 0 1 3 0 5 0 0 .200 .200 .450
2011 Tex Total 17 62 13 14 2 0 8 16 7 14 0 1 .226 .314 .645
    LDS 4 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .067 .067 .067
    LCS 6 22 7 8 2 0 6 13 2 4 0 1 .364 .440 1.273
    WS 7 25 5 5 0 0 2 3 5 5 0 0 .200 .333 .440
2012 Tex Total 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    WC 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2014 Bal Total 7 28 5 10 1 0 2 7 2 5 0 0 .357 .400 .607
    LDS 3 12 4 6 0 0 2 5 0 3 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
    LCS 4 16 1 4 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .250 .333 .313
Career 41 154 31 45 10 0 16 34 12 36 1 1 .292 .347 .669


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