Nelson Cruz hits a home run during the 10th inning Sunday. (by David Banks/Getty Images)

During the first inning of Sunday’s Mariners-White Sox game in Chicago, White Sox lefty Derek Holland plunked Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz in the hip with a curveball. Cruz started walking to first base before turning toward Holland and acting as if he were about to charge the mound.

Holland didn’t flinch and broke into a smile. Cruz did the same and continued toward first base. The two players were teammates with the Rangers from 2009 to 2013.

Cruz has been known to have some fun on the field. On Tuesday, he stopped the All-Star Game and asked National League catcher Yadier Molina to snap a photo of him and home plate umpire Joe West before his sixth inning at-bat.

And here it is… #ASG

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Cruz, who hit the go-ahead home run in the 10th inning of Seattle’s 7-6 win Sunday, has also been known to come up big with his bat in extra innings. Sunday’s blast was his MLB-leading ninth go-ahead home run in extras since 2009.

For the record, the video below from the 2007 KBO All-Star Game remains the gold standard for friendly mound charges.