ANAHEIM -- Nelson Cruz has done it all for the Mariners over the first 26 games of the season with his new club. The big man hit his 14th home run in Monday's 3-2 victory over the Angels. He doubled off Mike Trout at first base with a laser throw. And, yeah, now he's even got Logan Morrison untracked by loaning him one of his bats.
It's one thing to have the hottest stick in the big leagues, with Cruz retaining his Major League lead in home runs as well as RBIs with 26 after blasting his fourth homer in the last four days. But now he's sharing his weapons with teammates and that, too, is paying off.