Rangers ride Cruz control to American League Pennant

Nelson Cruz put the exclamation point on last night’s pennant winning blowout with his sixth homerun in as many games. Cruz earned ALCS Most Valuable Player honors with his record-breaking performance. The Rangers nine run outburst in the third inning proved to be too much for the Central Division Champion Detroit Tigers to overcome. The Rangers 15-5 shellacking of the Tigers was followed by an on-field celebration that featured gingerale in lieu of the more traditional champagne, a compromise made out of respect for Josh Hamilton who is a recovering addict. Texas now waits to see who they will face next as they make their second straight World Series appearance. For a detailed look at how the Rangers constructed back-to-back pennant winning teams, click on the page below clipped from our Astros site “Climbing Tal’s Hill”.

 

Topics: Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers

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