Nelson Cruz came into the American League Championship Series riding a late-season slump and representing a major question mark in the Rangers' postseason hopes.

He departs carrying the ALCS Most Valuable Player trophy and a new record for the most home runs in a postseason series with six after slugging another round-tripper in Saturday's clinching 15-5 blowout win for Texas in Game 6.

The previous record for home runs in a postseason series was five. Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) hit five in the World Series, while Ken Griffey Jr. (1995) and Juan Gonzalez (1996) pulled the feat in Division Series play.