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Cruz Continues Tormenting of Lester

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Cruz Continues Tormenting of Lester

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David Murphy #7, Nelson Cruz #17and Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers watch the video board of Cruz's grand slam home run in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners.

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After a torrid start to the season, Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz had started to cool a bit at the plate, but there was nothing a good ol' visit from Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester couldn't fix.

Cruz has owned Lester over the course of his career, entering Sunday's game as a career .500 hitter against Lester at 9-for-18 with a homer. He added to that total on Sunday, swatting a game-tying, two-run home run to center field in the sixth inning in a game the Rangers went on to win in the bottom of the ninth inning to finish off a three-game sweep of the red-hot Red Sox.

Cruz is now 10-for-19 with two homers and four RBIs in his career off the Boston lefty, who has to have his fingers crossed tightly that he won't face the Rangers a month from now when they travel to Boston for another three-game set June 4-6.

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