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Historic home run lifts Rangers past Tigers in Game Two

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.

Texas relievers have combined for 12 2/3 scoreless innings during the first two games of the series, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out 16.

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Detroit. Colby Lewis starts for the defending AL champion Rangers against Doug Fister.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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