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Cruz is Cruising
Nelson Cruz surpassed even the most hopeful expectations during his debut season in Seattle last year, and he was once again one of the M’s most productive hitters this week. The 35-year-old went 8 for 24, good for a .333 batting average across 6 games. Cruz doubled five times, homered once and drove in 4 runs. He struck out twice and walked 3 times this week.
Cruz is off to a fine start in 2016 with Seattle, slashing .277/.358/.532 in 47 at bats. He has 6 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 RBI through the first two weeks of the season. The M’s need Cruz to keep hitting if they hope to contend this season, and his start has been very promising.
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