|May 17 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Cruz went deep again Thursday in a 10-4 win over Detroit.
Analysis: While Cruz is just 5 for 22 over the last six games, four of those hits have left the yard. He has nine RBIs over that stretch.
|May 16 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 CST11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST1:30 PM VEN22:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-Cruz hit a three-run homer as the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Cruz is 4 for 18 (.222) over his last five games, but he has hit three homers and driven in eight runs. The outfielder is batting .264 with a team-best 10 home runs and 32 RBIs this season.
|Apr. 26 12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET15:30 ET19:30 GMT3:30 CST12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST3:00 PM VEN23:30 UAE2:30 PM CT-Cruz drove in his club-leading 18th run of the season in Thursday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Cruz has RBIs in five straight games.
|Apr. 25 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 CST12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Cruz capped a nine-run fourth inning with a three-run homer, Lance Berkman had four RBIs, and the Rangers helped YuDarvish cruise to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the rubber game of the series.
Analysis: Cruz has three homers and 11 RBIs in the last four games.
|Apr. 6 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 CST2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Cruz went 3 for 4 and scored a run in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
Analysis: Cruz is off to a 9 for 16 start with three RBIs through four games.
|Apr. 2 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET23:36 ET3:36 GMT11:36 CST8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST11:06 PM VEN7:36 UAE (+1)10:36 PM CT-Cruz had two hits and drove in a run in a 7-0 win over Houston on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cruz also had two hits and drove in a run in Sunday's season opener at Minute Maid Park.
|Apr. 1 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 CST6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT-Cruz had two hits Sunday in an 8-2 defeat at Houston.
Analysis: Cruz had a career-high 90 RBIs last season so much is expected of him in fantasy play.
|Mar. 1 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 CST3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Cruz has been cleared of more serious issues after team doctors diagnosed a muscle strain in his chest. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Friday that Cruz was sent to a hospital to rule out anything else. The Rangers later said in a statement that several tests were negative and Cruz was being released after a stress test. He can resume baseball activities Saturday.
Analysis: Cruz was set to leave Sunday to join the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic. He leads the Rangers with five RBIs this spring training, although he's hitting just .214. The 32-year-old Cruz played a career-high 159 games last season, hitting .260 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs.
|Mar. 1 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 CST10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Cruz has been hospitalized over what team doctors diagnosed as a muscle strain in his chest.
Analysis: Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Friday that Cruz was sent to a hospital to rule out anything more serious than a muscle problem. Cruz was set to leave Sunday to join the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic. He leads the Rangers with five RBIs this spring training, although he's hitting just .214.
|Feb. 15 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 CST3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Cruz said Friday it was "shocking" and "depressing" to see his name came up in connection with a Florida clinic now at the center of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation.
Analysis: Cruz, however, said he could not shed any light on why his name is reportedly in the records of Biogenesis of America LLC, a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. The Miami New Times reported last month that it obtained records detailing banned substances purchases by several players, including Cruz, the 2011 AL championship series MVP.
|Feb. 5 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET23:53 GMT7:53 CST4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST7:23 PM VEN3:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-The Texas Rangers will go to spring training with the expectation that Cruz will be their right fielder.
Analysis: Cruz was among several players named in a story last week by an alternative newspaper in Miami, alleging they used banned performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball is investigating and has asked the Miami News Times for records it obtained for the story. Until the Rangers hear otherwise, general manager Jon Daniels says they plan for Cruz to be in right field.