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9th-inning rally gets 7th win in row

Franklin Gutierrez gets his game-winning hit.

All that's gone wrong for the Indians in 2008 seems forgotten during a season-high winning streak that reached seven straight Sunday night with a 4-3 win in Texas. Is it a late-season mirage or a team rebuilding its foundation for 2009? Management and fans certainly want to believe Franklin Gutierrez's game-winning hit and Anthony Reyes' strong seven innings of pitching are very much real.

They are real, of course. Those accomplishments Sunday, in addition to the timely hitting of late by Jhonny Peralta, Ryan Garko and Shin-Soo Choo shows what all of these players can do. Jensen Lewis's good work in the closer's role, the solid if unspectacular work of starter Zach Jackson and all the other good things of late are very much real. The question remains: Can they all do it for the... Recommended Stories

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