|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||27.00||.263||86.00||83.00||7.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||8||2||1|| .250|| .625|| .250|
|vs Sanchez (Career)||2||1||1||2.000||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||107||24||7|| .265|| .439|| .224|
|05/14/2013||Nelson Cruz, RF TEX|
Todd Frazier, 3B CIN
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|Matt Cain, SP SF|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|05/14/2013||Brett Anderson, SP OAK|
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Nelson Cruz, RF TEX
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP CLE
|David Price, SP TB|
Denard Span, CF WAS
Yonder Alonso, 1B SD
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|05/14/2013||Nelson Cruz, RF TEX|
Chris Tillman, SP BAL
|Matt Moore, SP TB|
|Last 10 Games|
|Nelson Cruz blasts 10th homer|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz became the first member of his team to reach double-digit homers this year by hitting his 10th home run Wednesday against the A's to help lead his team to a 6-2 win. Cruz's homer came with two on in the fifth inning and was his only hit in four trips to the plate.
Last year, Cruz didn't hit his 10th home run until June 23. He has hit .264/.319/.507 in 160 plate appearances this season.
|Nelson Cruz gets a breather Sunday|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros for just the second time in 37 games. Leonys Martin started in right field for Texas.
Cruz has homered three times and driven in seven runs in 10 May games, but he's batting .167 (6 for 36) with 10 strikeouts this month. Half of his hits in May have been home runs.
|Nelson Cruz homers for Rangers|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz hit his eighth home run Friday during a win in Houston. Cruz went deep in the sixth inning with nobody on base off Dallas Keuchel.
Cruz went 1 for 4 in the game and is batting .269. Despite the homer, Cruz has been ice cold in May. He's gone 5 for 32 (.156), including Friday, with two homers and five RBI. He has eight Ks over that stretch.
|Nelson Cruz hits seventh home run|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz continued his early power surge in Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox. He went 1 for 3 with a home run and a walk in the 4-3 win.
The 32-year-old launched a two-run bomb off starter Jon Lester in the sixth inning for his sixth long ball.
Cruz has gone 3 for 16 (.188) so far in May with three RBI.
|World conquer helped Nelson Cruz|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/13) Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz said he has been able to overcome his typical early struggles thanks in part to his participation with the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic last month. Cruz, who failed to hit above .250 during the month of April in each of the past two seasons, leads Texas in home runs (5) and RBI (19) while carrying a solid .309 batting average.
"You’re playing in a playoff game in every game," Cruz told The Dallas Morning News of the World Baseball Classic, which the Dominican won for the first time. "It helps you get your mind right and your body right for the season."
|Nelson Cruz had a very important career-high in 2012, and it was in … at-bats. The oft-injured outfielder (Google "Nelson Cruz hamstring" for a walk down memory lane) managed 585 at-bats -- 100 more than his previous high. It didn't translate into increased production in several categories, including home runs, RBI and steals, but Cruz hammered 45 doubles, good for sixth in MLB. A healthy Cruz begets a happy Fantasy owner, and while he didn't flirt with 30 home runs or that .318 average he sported in 2010, the potential to do so is there. Cruz has talent, it's just a question of him repeating his healthy 2012 and being on the field to put his skills on display. That combination of worry and skill will land him as a draft pick on the early side of middle rounds. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||DET||8:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/19/13||DET||8:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/20/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|5/21/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|