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Nelson Cruz Says He'll Play Friday

Nelson Cruz had to leave Game 5 with a tight hamstring, but he told Jeff Caplan that he would be fine to play in Game 6 Friday.

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After the game,Cruz said he was removed as a precaution with his team down early by five runs and the temperature dropping on a cool evening.

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"I will be able to play Friday," he said. "They take extra precaution to make sure I am ready for Friday. The doctors saw me and they say I am fine."

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The forecast for Friday night in Arlington is scattered thunderstorms with a low of 67 degrees.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.