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Cruz joins elite club with second career eight-RBI game

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Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz became just the eighth player since 1918 to have two career eight-RBI games, according to MLB.com.

Cruz drove in a career-tying eight runs on Friday night in the Rangers' 14-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx did it three times. Cruz joined Joe DiMaggio, Nomar Garciaparra, Jim Northrup, George Selkirk and Jim Spencer with two.

Gehrig (1930) and Spencer (1977) are the only players who drove in eight runs twice in one season.

Cruz also has had four games since last season in which he has had six RBI. Three of those games occurred in 2011. Only Gehrig had four games with six RBI in one season (1930).

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