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Inexperienced Orioles ready to cash in on Nelson Cruz's postseason success
Inexperienced Orioles ready to cash in on Nelson Cruz's postseason success

When the Orioles signed Nelson Cruz to a club-friendly one-year, $8 million deal in February, executive vice president Dan Duquette was quick to point out Cruz's postseason accomplishments. And while the Orioles have reaped a huge payoff from their investment in Cruz — he led the majors with 40 homers and at times, carried the club on his broad shoulders — the 34-year-old slugger brings huge playoff credentials into the Orioles' American League Division Series matchup against the Detroit Tigers. Entering Game 1 on Thursday, Cruz has played in 34 postseason games, all of them as a member of Texas Rangers teams that went to two World Series. His 14 postseason homers...

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