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Nelson Cruz powers his way into history books

Apr 14, 2010, 9:49 PM EDT

cruz headshot.JPGAccording to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz joined an elite club of power-hitters Wednesday when he hit his sixth home run of the season. 

The Rangers have only played eight games and Cruz has homered in six of those games — a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by any major league hitter since 1952.  Alex Rodriguez had six homers through eight games back in 2007, but had a multi-homer effort along the way.

Cruz is batting a ridiculous .444 this season with a .515 on-base percentage and a 1.259 slugging percentage.  He has two doubles, a triple and 12 RBI.  The Rangers, meanwhile, are trying to improve to 5-3 tonight in Cleveland.

  1. jwb - Apr 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Any idea who the 1952 player was? It wasn’t one of the top 5 in HRs in either league (Kiner, Sauer, Hodges, GordonS, Mathews, Doby, Easter, Berra, Dropo, Zernial).

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