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Nelson Cruz Wins ALCS MVP!

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Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz went 2-4 with a HR, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI last night and was named the MVP of the ALCS. Cruz hit .364-.440-1.273 in the series with 6 HRs and 13 RBI. This from ESPN:

Powering the way for the Rangers was ALCS MVPNelson Cruz who hit his sixth home run of the series in the win. His six home runs are the most by a player in any postseason series. 

Cruz also added 13 RBI, alsothe most by a player in a postseason series in MLB history. Bobby Richardson had 12 RBI for the Yankees in the 1960 World Series for the Yankees; John Valentin had 12 RBI in the 1999 ALDS for the Red Sox

For his career, Cruz now has 12 HRs and 24 RBI in 26 postseason games in the last two years, with a triple slash line of .289-.330-.753. With a World Series similar to his ALCS, Cruz could move up the postseason All-time Home Run list, passing such greats as Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Babe Ruth, who have accomplished their home run totals in more postseason at bats.

Home Runs

Rank Player HR PA
1. Manny Ramirez 29 493
2. Bernie Williams 22 545
3. Derek Jeter 20 704
4. Reggie Jackson 18 318
  Mickey Mantle 18 273
6. Jim Thome 17 251
7. Babe Ruth 15 167
8. David Justice 14 471
  Albert Pujols 14 283
10. Chipper Jones 13 412
  Alex Rodriguez 13 299
  Jim Edmonds 13 263
  Jayson Werth 13 182

I was reading Keith Law's twitter page this morning, and came across this funny line:

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They tried to give Nelson Cruz the ALCS MVP award but he accidentally hit it over the fence

I am curious how Tony LaRussa or Ron Roenicke will pitch Cruz should they make the World Series. I can see them pitching to him early in the series, but if he stays hot, he will be pitched around with men on base, or when they are losing. 
We just watch a historical performance from an unlikely hitter, a hitter who spent 8 years in the minors before making it in the big leagues.