DETROIT -- Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz has donated the batting gloves from his walk-off grand slam in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
A few more Cruz notes for you (courtesy of Rangers media relations):
* It was the first postseason walk-off homer of any kind in Texas history and the first in the postseason since Yankees’ Mark Teixeira in 2009 ALDS G2 vs. MIN (also 11th inning)
* He's the third player ever with a walk-off HR in a 2-homer postseason game, joining Chad Curtis (New York, 1999 World Series Game 3 vs. Atlanta) and Magglio Ordonez (Detroit, 2006 ALCS Game 4 vs. Oakland).
* Joined Adrian Beltre (2011 ALDS Game 4 - 3 homers) as the only Rangers ever with three extra-base hits in a postseason contest, as Cruz’s 10 total bases last night rank second to only Beltre in club playoff history.
* The only other player with 10 total bases in this postseason besides Beltre and Cruz was Cards’ Albert Pujols’ 10 total bases in Monday's Game 2 of the NLCS at Milwaukee.
* Cruz's 5 RBIs on Monday set a Texas club record in the postseason.
* Cruz has four career walk-off home run in the regular season, none of which were grand slams.
* There have been six reg. season walk-off slams in Texas history, the last of which was by Marlon Byrd on Aug. 4, 2008 vs. NYY (9th inn., game tied 5-5).
* Texas had two walk-off homer in the reg. season, Mitch Moreland’s solo blast in 11th inn. on June 21 vs. HOU and Josh Hamilton’s two-run long ball in ninth inning on July 9 vs. OAK.