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LEADING OFF: Cruz cruisin', Mets home, Nats begin tough trip

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ CRUZIN' AND BRUISIN' Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz has a 19-game hitting streak, tying the longest of his career. He's batting .422 with 11 home runs, six doubles and 15 RBIs during the string. Cruz has hit 33 homers overall, tied with Mike Trout for most in the majors. He's also gotten an extra-base hit in nine straight games, one shy of the team record set by Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993. Cruz, who led the big leagues with 40 home runs last year with Baltimore, takes on the Orioles at Safeco Field. TOUGH ROAD The struggling Nationals visit Dodger Stadium to open a nine-game trip to LA, San...

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