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Nelly Goes Boom
Nelson Cruz had a great week at the plate for the Mariners. The 35-year-old outfielder went 7 for 23, good for a .304 batting average. Cruz slugged a pair of home runs and drove in a team high, 7 runs in 6 games. Nelly also posted a .370 on base percentage and slugged .565.
The Dominican Republic native had a remarkable season for Seattle in 2015, and he is off to a fine start this year as well. Cruz has slashed .286/.363/.543 across 70 bats. He has clubbed 4 home runs and tallied 14 RBI through 18 games.
Many expected Cruz’s production to drop off this season, but that has not been the case thus far. The Mariners have a legitimate chance to make the postseason in 2016 if Nelly can keep it going.
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