Seattle’s Nelson Cruz (right) jumps into the arms of teammate Kyle Seager after Cruz’s two-run home run in the first inning of the Mariners’ game against the L.A. Angels on Monday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle’s Nelson Cruz (right) jumps into the arms of teammate Kyle Seager after Cruz’s two-run home run in the first inning of the Mariners’ game against the L.A. Angels on Monday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Cruz regaining form at right time for Mariners

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