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Rangers Win Game 2 on Cruz's 11th-Inning Slam

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

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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