Texas' Kinsler, Cruz hit HRs in 3rd straight game

BY foxsports • April 3, 2011

Texas' Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz became the first set of teammates to both hit home runs in each of the first three games in a season.

Kinsler and Cruz each hit solo homers on Sunday. Kinsler's came in his second plate appearance, a day after he became the first player to hit a leadoff homer in each of the first two games of a season.

Only five other sets of teammates had ever homered in the first two games of a season, the last coming in 2003.

Kinsler and Cruz joined Dean Palmer, in 1992, as the only Rangers to open the season with such a streak. The only other major leaguer to do it this season is Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees.

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