Robinson Cano’s 32nd Homer Leads Mariners Over Rangers 14-6
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano homered during a five-run first inning, the Mariners knocked out starter Cole Hamels early and then Seattle pulled away with a six-run sixth inning in a 14-6 win over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Monday.
Cano's 32nd homer of the season is one off his career high set in 2012 while with the New York Yankees. The two-run shot also set the tone for Seattle's largest offensive output since scoring 14 in a win over Toronto in late July. Franklin Gutierrez drove in four runs, including a solo home run in the second inning and finished a triple short of the cycle.
Jesus Sucre tied a career high with three hits, including a two-run single to cap Seattle's big first inning.
Hamels (14-5) was knocked around for the second time in a week by the Mariners and failed to make it through two innings for just the second time in his career.