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Apr 23, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates hitting a solo home run in the 6th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates hitting a solo home run in the 6th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 23, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates hitting a solo home run in the 6th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates hitting a solo home run in the 6th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

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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