Robinson Cano leaves Mariners game after cringing hit-by-pitch

Dean Simpson
May 14, 2018

The Seattle Mariners fell to the Detroit Tigers Sunday 4-5 after Robinson Cano left the game in the third with a broken right hand after he was hit by a pitch.

The Mariners have not yet announced a timetable for Cano's recovery, though a fracture bone in the hand will likely cost him several weeks.

Cano tried to get out of the way of an inside 88-mph fastball from Detroit Tigers starter Blaine Hardy, a graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School, when the pitch hit off of the back of Cano's hand.

Cano was replaced at second base by Andrew Romine.

Castellanos, 26, is hitting.326 with three home runs and 23 RBIs on the season.

Seattle's hitters have been led by outfielder Mitch Haniger and second baseman Robinson Cano, who collectively have blasted 13 home runs. He hit a three-run home run Saturday in the second game of the doubleheader against the Tigers. Overall, the pitching has improved, but the Tigers have not been scoring as much as in years past, especially of late as they have averaged just 3.70 rpg in their last 10 games (prior to Saturday).

James Paxton, who struck out 16 hitters against Oakland and threw a no-hitter against Toronto in his two previous starts, allowed six hits and three runs while striking out four and walking none in six innings. Seattle tied it in the fourth on Dee Gordon's RBI single. "We had a miscommunication over the phone about it and I'm not going to point fingers".

Jean Segura's eighth-inning single had tied the game, 4-4.

Felix Hernandez (5-3) got the win but labored through five innings, allowing five runs and eight hits. Wade LeBlanc (0-0) starts for the Mariners against Jake Odorizzi (3-2). Detroit's Jose Iglesias hit a two-run shot in the first game.

Jose Iglesias singled in the winning run past a drawn-in infield in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.

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