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In return to Texas, Nelson Cruz hits three-run HR in Orioles' 8-3 win over Rangers
In return to Texas, Nelson Cruz hits three-run HR in Orioles' 8-3 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz almost didn’t take his final at-bat Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers, but he wasn’t going to give manager Buck Showalter any reason pull him with the score tied heading into the eighth inning. Cruz, who was playing in his first game back at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where he spent the past eight seasons of his career with the Rangers, had been bothered by leg cramps since the fourth inning. “It was bad,” Cruz said. “I wanted to take my last at-bat and hopefully get something going. The game was tied going into that inning.” By the time Cruz stepped to the plate, the Orioles had scored...

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