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Orioles, slugger Nelson Cruz agree on one-year contract

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Slugging free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed on a one-year contract, the team said Monday.
Rodriguez appeals suspension, singles in season debut

Rodriguez appeals suspension, singles in season debut

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez singled in his season debut Monday after appealing a 211-game suspension handed down for doping.

MLB: Texas 4, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Derek Holland twirled eight shutout innings Sunday, striking out 10 in the Texas Rangers' 4-0 whitewash of division rival Oakland.

MLB: Texas 8, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz and Jurickson Profar both hit two-run homers Friday in a 12-hit attack that pushed Texas past Oakland 8-3.

MLB: Texas 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 31 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre led off the ninth inning with a home run Wednesday, lifting Texas to a 2-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Texas 3, New York Yankees 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 22 (UPI) -- Yu Darvish and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Monday and the Texas Rangers whitewashed the New York Yankees 3-0.

MLB: Texas 7, Detroit 1

DETROIT, July 13 (UPI) -- Derek Holland pitched seven innings of one-run ball Saturday and Texas handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season, pounding Detroit 7-1.

MLB: Texas 5, Houston 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 7 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz supplied a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning and the Texas bullpen made the lead hold up Sunday in the Rangers' 5-4 win over Houston.

MLB: Houston 9, Texas 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 6 (UPI) -- Jason Castro's go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday powered the Houston Astros over Texas 9-5.

MLB: Texas 10, Houston 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 5 (UPI) -- A grand slam by Nelson Cruz was one of three Texas home runs Friday, a power display that gave the Rangers a 10-5 win over Houston.

MLB: Seattle 9, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 3 (UPI) -- Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and totaled six RBI Tuesday in the Seattle Mariners' 9-2 road win over the Texas Rangers.

MLB: Texas 3, Cincinnati 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 30 (UPI) -- Yu Darvish pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings for Texas Sunday and the Rangers survived a late Cincinnati rally to record a 3-2 interleague victory over the Reds.

MLB: Cincinnati 6, Texas 4 (11 innings)

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 29 (UPI) -- Devin Mesoraco blasted a long, two-run homer in the 11th inning Saturday, handing the Cincinnati Reds a 6-4 interleague win over Texas.

MLB: Texas 8, New York Yankees 5

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Back-to-back doubles by Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski staked Texas to an early lead Wednesday and the Rangers went on to down the New York Yankees 8-5.

MLB: Texas 4, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, June 22 (UPI) -- Martin Perez frustrated the Cardinals Saturday, holding them to two runs over seven innings and the Texas Rangers downed St. Louis 4-2 for an interleague win.
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Nelson Cruz (born 1977) is a Cape Verdean athlete, specializing in long-distance running, marathon and half marathon.

Born in Lisbon to Cape Verdean parents, Nelson grew up in Portugal, having visited Cape Verde for the first time in August 2006, where he won the 10,000m run in the National Youth Convention.

With double nationality (Portuguese and Cape Verdean), Nelson chose to compete for Cape Verde in international events. He is trained by Pedro Pessoa and competes for CDR Praia da Salema, having previously represented União Desportiva de Caxienses and Casal de Santo António sports club.

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