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Cruz, Seager homer as Mariners edge Angels for 8th straight

Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners past the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, extending their longest winning streak of the season to eight games.

The surging Mariners moved within 1 1/2 games of Toronto for the second AL wild card, with Detroit the only team in between at a game behind the Blue Jays.

Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh inning and earned his 16th win for Seattle (78-68), which completed a three-game sweep.

It's the first time the Mariners have won eight in a row since July 2013. They have the longest active streak in the majors.

Cruz hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh off Jose Alvarez (1-3), his 37th...

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