Video: Nelson Cruz hits 459-foot blast for MLB-leading ninth home run

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Nelson Cruz just keeps on mashing for the Mariners. Check out this 459-foot blast off Twins right-hander Phil Hughes last night which landed in the second deck in the left field seats:

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According to Statcast, the ball traveled off his bat at 113 mph. After leading the majors with 40 home runs last season, Cruz is out in front once again with nine over his first 16 games. He also leads MLB with 18 RBI and a .766 slugging percentage.