Cano burns Yankees as Mariners sweep
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Cano drew the ire of New York Yankees' fans once again, this time knocking in a pair of runs against his former club to help his new one, the Seattle Mariners, come through with a 4-2 victory that swept a rain-shortened two-game set.
Cano went a relatively harmless 1-for-5 with an RBI single while greeted with mostly boos in Seattle's 6-3 triumph over New York on Monday, the All-Star second baseman's first game at Yankee Stadium since signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with Seattle over the winter. He did a bit more damage in this one, coming through with a run-scoring double in his initial at-bat and an RBI fielder's choice in his second.
Rookie Roenis Elias (2-2) gave the Mariners quite a lift as well, striking out a career-best 10 batters while permitting just two runs -- one earned -- over seven strong innings.
Michael Saunders added three hits, including an RBI double, in Seattle's fifth win in six outings that followed an eight-game skid from April 15-22.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit his first homer as a Yankee and fellow offseason pickup Brian McCann had an RBI single in the loss, but starter Hiroki Kuroda (2-3) was reached for four runs -- three earned -- over six innings while being outpitched by Elias.
05/01 22:24:06 ET