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Lookout Landing Jul 24, 2015

Nelson Cruz and winning at baseball

Cruz has had a lot of big hits on the season. Nelson Cruz is having a very good season this year with the Mariners. We know this because: 1) He's on pace to hit 40 DINGERS, 2) His triple slash line is .302/.369/.547 (good for a wRC+ of 157), and 3) He was a member of the American League All-Star team (in infallible measure of greatness). However, another thing that's quite impressive (if a little bit harder to find in the box score) is that Cruz has been the third best player in all of baseball this season at helping to improve his team's chances of...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 22, 2015
Anibal Sanchez wins seventh straight despite uneven performance against Mariners, Nelson Cruz

Anibal Sanchez wins seventh straight despite uneven performance against Mariners, Nelson Cruz

The 31-year-old starter leads the Tigers with 10 wins this season, but has benefited from strong run support. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez summed his feelings about facing Nelson Cruz in three simple words. "He is trouble," Sanchez said. Despite the Seattle Mariners' pitching staff giving up eight runs in the third inning, Cruz almost single-handedly kept his team in Wednesday night's 9-4 loss at Comerica Park. After hitting a double in the first inning, the slugger blasted a two-run shot that travelled 441 feet to left field in the fourth, and hit a solo shot to...

Nelson Cruz blasts two homers but Mariners lose 9-4 at Detroit

The Mariners dropped to 43-52 on the season and haven’t won back-to-back games since June 19-20.
Seattle Times Jul 15, 2015

Postgame videos and notes: Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz

Here’s some a few short videos of Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz meeting with the media. Both Cruz and Hernandez were headed to New York tonight together with their families and will just stay there and rejoin the team on Friday. The Mariners will have a full squad early workout on Friday before batting practice. Cruz […]

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz glad he sat out of the home run derby

Mariners slugger says new format looks just too grueling
Full Count | WEEI Jul 14, 2015

Nelson Cruz wanted to sign with Red Sox past 2 seasons

CINCINNATI — Nelson Cruz doesn’t hide it, he and David Ortiz are very close. Close enough that Ortiz tried to get Cruz to sign with the Red Sox following the 2013 season. Cruz, who played eight seasons in Texas with the Rangers, ultimately signed a one-year deal with the Orioles prior to the 2014 season. […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Jul 13, 2015

All-Star starter Nelson Cruz is bright spot for struggling Mariners offense

Nelson Cruz joins Edgar Martinez as the only fan-elected All-Star designated hitters in Mariners history.
Seattle Times Jul 12, 2015

Nelson Cruz’s defense saves Mariners from early disaster in a 5-0 victory over Angels

In the first inning, Nelson Cruz saves the day for Hisashi Iwakuma, who goes on to throw an eight-inning shutout

Seattle Mariners first-half grades

Halfway through the 2015 Major League Baseball season, things haven’t gone as planned for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s entered the campaign with great expectations, with many predicting the club’s first postseason appearance since 2001. Adding free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz to a lineup that already included All-Stars Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager would provide a much-needed […]

Mariners notebook: Hernandez joins Cruz on AL All-Star team

SEATTLE — The gathering of baseball’s stars next week in Cincinnati will include the King. Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was among the pitchers selected Monday to the American League roster for All-Star Game on July 14 at Great American Ball Park. “It’s always special to be an All-Star,” said Hernandez, who started last year’s game at Minnesota. “It’s one of those things that everybody wants to be. Every year, it’s an honor.” Hernandez will join teammate Nelson Cruz, who was voted by fans as the AL’s starting designated hitter in results announced Sunday by Major...
Seattle Times Jul 5, 2015

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz gives Seattle fans credit for All-Star honor as designated hitter

Nelson Cruz says “I’m just blessed” in thanking Seattle Mariners fans for voting him in as the designated hitter on the American League’s All-Star team.
Athletics Nation Jul 5, 2015

MLB All-Star Game starters announced: Which Oakland A's will be named reserves on Monday?

The 2015 MLB All-Star starters have been announced, based on fan voting. The full lineups: Pos American National C Salvador Perez, Royals Buster Posey, Giants 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers Paul Goldschmidt, D'Backs 2B Jose Altuve, Astros Dee Gordon, Marlins SS Alcides Escobar, Royals Jhonny Peralta, Cards 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Todd Frazier, Reds OF Mike Trout, Angels Bryce Harper, Nats OF Lorenzo Cain, Royals Matt Holliday, Cards OF Alex Gordon, Royals Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins* DH Nelson Cruz, Mariners N/A (manager will pick) More analysis on these picks in...
Mariners notebook: Cruz voted as AL’s starting DH in All-Star Game

Mariners notebook: Cruz voted as AL’s starting DH in All-Star Game

OAKLAND, Calif. — The votes are in, all counted, and Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz is heading back to the All-Star Game as the American League’s starting designated hitter for the second straight year. “I guess the Seattle people, they did the job,” Cruz said. “I have to thank the whole organization. The public-relations department did a really amazing job. “And the people from the Dominican, I know they’re always behind me. It’s just a blessing.” Cruz beat two-time former Mariner Kendrys Morales, now with Kansas City, in results announced Sunday afternoon by Major...
Tacoma News-Tribune Jul 5, 2015

Mariners' Nelson Cruz selected to All-Star Game as designated hitter

Nelson Cruz knew he was getting All-Star votes from the Dominican Republic. But he believes it was the Mariners fans who pushed him over the top.

Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz will skip home-run derby, focus his energy on the team

There’s no doubt that Nelson Cruz can crush the baseball, but he’s going to skip the All Star home-run derby to avoid getting worn down, which he doesn’t think would be fair to his teammates.

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