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|Cruz Hits Grand Slam In 11th, Texas Beats Tigers
|ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
Cruz also hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second homer of the game was a high drive to left off Ryan Perry with nobody out in the 11th.
Both teams blew bases-loaded chances in the ninth. Texas relievers combined for 8 1-3 scoreless innings.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Detroit. Colby Lewis starts for the defending AL champion Rangers against Doug Fister.
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