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Cruz Again Torments His Former Team



    Cruz Again Torments His Former Team
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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 29: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after scoring in the 5th inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 29, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    As if Nelson Cruz's two-homer, walkoff single game against the Rangers a couple of weeks ago wasn't enough, he topped it on Wednesday night in the Rangers' series finale against the Mariners, who completed a three-game sweep in Arlington.

    It was just one swing, not three separate ones, but from a sexy standpoint, it was the clear winner as the ball Cruz hit in the top of the second inning is likely still trying to find orbit.

    Cruz found the club level in left field for the third time in his career, one behind all-time leader Juan Gonzalez, and the ball was still going up when seemingly when it hit the bleachers.

    It was a shot of epic proportions and further proof that the Rangers made a big mistake by not signing him two years ago when he settled for a one-year deal worth $8 million with Baltimore. The home run measured 483 feet officially, but it seemed every bit of at least 500 feet to these eyes.

    Cruz now has 10 homers and 22 RBIs in April. Both numbers lead the league and put him on pace for a nice, cool 60 home runs and 132 RBIs. Meanwhile, Shin-Soo Choo is on pace for 30 hits, so that's awesome.