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Cano tries to lead Mariners to series win over Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Cano's return to New York was uneventful. Now the All-Star second baseman will try to help the Seattle Mariners to a series win over the Yankees in the middle tilt of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

Cano was greeted with mostly boos in his first game back in the Bronx after signing a 10-year, $240-million deal with Seattle this offseason, but it was he and the Mariners who had the last laugh, as he drove in a run and scored another in his new team's 6-3 triumph.

Cano was limited to one hit in five at-bats and struck out twice, but his new teammates picked up the slack, most notably Mike Zunino, who went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

"You're going to get some cheers and boos. You just have to go out and play the game," Cano said.

Corey Hart knocked in a pair during a four-run fifth inning, and Chris Young (1-0) held the Yankees to two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings to earn his first win since Sept. 2, 2012.

CC Sabathia (3-3) lost to the Mariners for the first time in 10 meetings after surrendering four runs on nine hits over five-plus innings.

"I just didn't make a good pitch to Corey," Sabathia said.

Seattle now turns to rookie left-hander Roenis Elias, who is 1-2 with a 3.54 ERA. Elias had been impressive through his first three starts, but has been banged around a bit his last two times out. Elias did not get a decision on Friday against Texas, as he allowed three runs, five hits and walked three batters over 5 2/3 innings of a 6-5 win.

New York, meanwhile, will give the ball to righty David Phelps, who gets the call in place of the suspended Michael Pineda. Phelps went 7-6 with a 4.39 ERA in 23 starts over the previous two seasons.

Phelps has made nine relief appearances this season and has pitched to a 3.86 ERA without recording a decision.

New York took four of seven from Seattle in 2013.

04/30 10:54:38 ET

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