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Baltimore Sun Jul 22, 2014

Using Nelson Cruz at DH allows Orioles to keep his bat in lineup late in games

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nelson Cruz, who has spent the year splitting time in left field with Steve Pearce and David Lough, made his seventh consecutive start at designated hitter Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Orioles' Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones combine to go 0-for-4 in All-Star Game

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 15, 2014
All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler makes strong case to be named Detroit Tigers' first-half MVP

All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler makes strong case to be named Detroit Tigers' first-half MVP

Through the first 91 games of the season, Ian Kinsler has been one of the best players on Detroits roster and arguably the best second basemen in the American League. Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler safely slides home during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Detroit on July 4.AP Photo  MINNEAPOLIS -- Ian Kinsler's goal wasn't to be named an All-Star this year. It was to play like an All-Star. So far, he's done just that. Through the first 91 games this season, Kinsler has been one of the best players on Detroit's roster, and arguably the best second...

After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

Though drug scandal remains part of his story, Cruz is beloved by fans, teammates as he readies for All-Star GameNelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 7, 2014

David Ortiz takes issue with being brought into John Lackey/Nelson Cruz feud

One thing was abundantly clear prior to the Red Sox‘ series-opener against the White Sox Monday night: David Ortiz was not happy he was recently brought into the conversation regarding John Lackey‘s issues with Nelson Cruz. Following his start Saturday night, Lackey had referenced his issues with Cruz, making a comment brought on by the [...]
Boston Herald Jul 7, 2014
Nelson Cruz mum on Lackey

Nelson Cruz mum on Lackey

Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz was unaware of Red Sox pitcher John Lackey’s passive-aggressive comments from Saturday night, which seemed to criticize Cruz for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal last year.Cruz accepted his 50-game suspension for being linked to the anti-aging clinic that also brought down Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, then signed a one-year deal with the Orioles.
Rotoworld Jul 6, 2014

Cruz notches three more hits against Red Sox - Nelson Cruz (OF) Baltimore Orioles

Nelson Cruz went 3-for-6 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.
Baltimore Sun Jul 6, 2014

Orioles' Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters picked as All-Star starters

Designated hitter, center fielder will play; catcher will attend despite Tommy John surgeryThree Orioles players -- Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters -- were selected to start at their respective positions for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 15.

Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz

BOSTON -- A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks about Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox before Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park.
Baltimore Sun Jul 6, 2014

Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz

A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks at slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox on Sunday.

Cruz, Wieters and Jones voted as starters for All-Star Game - School of Roch

BOSTON - Interest in free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz over the winter was tepid at best. Catcher Matt Wieters hasn't played since May 10 due to an elbow injury that led to season-ending ligament-reconstructive surgery. In one of those crazy twists of baseball fate, Cruz and Wieters were voted into...
MASN Sports Jul 6, 2014

Cruz: "What I care about is what my teammates think about me and what my fans think about me" - School of Roch

BOSTON - Nelson Cruz understands that he's going to be under close scrutiny this season after his 50-game suspension last season, and that some players in baseball won't be supportive as he continues to lead designated hitters in All-Star voting....
Full Count | WEEI Jul 6, 2014

Nelson Cruz on John Lackey: ‘People can say whatever they want’

Sticks and stones may break his bones but John Lackey‘s words won’t incite Nelson Cruz. Lackey was in classic passive aggressive form after Saturday night’s 7-4 loss to Cruz and the Orioles. Cruz went 5-for-5, including a laser beam homer to left off Lackey. ‘€œI’€™m not even going to comment on him,’€ Lackey said. ‘€œI’€™ve [...]
Full Count | WEEI Jul 6, 2014

Nelson Cruz: ‘No doubt it’s always special when (David Ortiz) tries to get you’

There was some speculation this past offseason the Red Sox were giving some consideration in signing free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. The Orioles slugger is having a terrific first half of the season, hitting .286 with 27 home runs (first in the American League), to go along with 70 RBI (also leading the AL) entering [...]
Boston Globe Jul 6, 2014

Lackey on Cruz: "I've Got Nothing To Say About Him."

Nelson Cruz was the offensive star in the Orioles 7-4 win in the nightcap of the doubleheader against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday.

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