It was a good night to be Nelson Cruz.
According to AP News, Cruz homered twice, and at 41-years-old, became the oldest player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in a season, powering the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night 12-7.
NELSON CRUZ APPRECIATION THREAD— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 8, 2021
Cruz became the 2nd player in MLB history with 30 HR in a season by a player age-40 or older.
The other is David Ortiz (38 HR in 2016) pic.twitter.com/FTAc8aGpp5
Mike Zunino also homered twice and Jordan Luplow connected for the team with the best record in the American League and the highest-scoring club in the majors.
This was the Rays’ seventh straight road game victory and increased their AL East lead to 9 1/2 games over New York.
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