NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/23/2013 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to continue Seattle’s July power surge, Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners won their season-high seventh straight with a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians last night. Morales led off the fourth inning with a homer and Zunino did the same in the fifth off Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEHN’-ehz). The seven-game streak is the longest for Seattle since winning eight straight in August 2012.

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge suffered a dizzy spell during batting practice, had to be helped into the dugout by team personnel and has been taken to a hospital as a precaution. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik (zur-EHN’-sihk) said Wedge was doing much better and was checked out by team doctors at Safeco Field before yesterday’s game against Cleveland. But Zduriencik said the team was being extra cautious and sent Wedge to the hospital for further evaluation.

UNDATED (AP) – Seattle rookie shortstop Brad Miller has been named the American League player of the week. Miller was selected for the award yesterday after hitting .385 with two homers and seven RBIs in Seattle’s three-game sweep of Houston, July 19-21. The 23-year-old Orlando native is the first Seattle rookie to be named player of the week since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.


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