So much of what had gone wrong for the Mariners this season could be traced back to the opponent that helped kick off this post-All-Star Break homestand. The Mariners were practically a .500 team when they showed up in Cleveland two months ago, only to be swept in four straight. That set the Mariners on a skid from which they've yet to fully recover, though a 2-1 win Monday night over those same Indians sure doesn't hurt. This run of seven straight wins by Seattle is on the verge of erasing the damage of an eight-game losing streak started by that series in Cleveland back in May. On a night the Mariners saw manager Eric Wedge sent to hospital with dizzy spells pregame, starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivered seven sharp innings of one-run ball to give his team a shot.
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