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  • BASEBALL

    Mariners win in Cano's return to face former team in New York

  • NEW YORK — Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another in a most unwelcome return to Yankee Stadium, helping Seattle beat New York 6-3 on Tuesday for its fourth win in five games.
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  • NEW YORK — Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another in a most unwelcome return to Yankee Stadium, helping Seattle beat New York 6-3 on Tuesday for its fourth win in five games.
    Amid lusty boos from a modest crowd on a rainy, 46-degree night, Cano began his first game in the Bronx since joining Seattle this winter for $240 million with a wink — at Yankees starter CC Sabathia (3-3).
    Cano got a mock cheer when he struck out to end the inning, then was met with chants of "You sold out!" from the Bleacher Creatures when he took his spot at second base.
    When Cano grounded out to first base in the fourth, first baseman Mark Teixeira gave him a smile after the close play. The five-time All-Star was even booed when he cleanly handled a grounder.
    Chris Young (1-0) gave up a second-inning homer to Teixeira and not much else in 52/3 innings to earn his first win since 2012. Mike Zunino had a career-high four hits, one courtesy of a replay review that sparked a four-run fifth inning.
    Athletics 9, Rangers 3
    At Arlington, Texas, Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers.
    The A's went ahead to stay on Norris' two-run double in the first off Perez (4-1), who had pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings over his previous three starts.
    The left-hander had thrown three-hit shutouts his last two games, including at Oakland six days earlier.
    When Norris added an RBI double to make it 4-0 in the third, the A's already had six hits off Perez, who started the night with an AL-best 1.42 ERA.
    Giants 6, Padres 0
    At San Francisco, Angel Pagan led off the first inning with a homer, Buster Posey connected two batters later, and Yusmeiro Petit went six innings in a spot start replacing injured Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres.
    Cain was scratched after cutting the tip of his right index finger. Manager Bruce Bochy said before the game that Cain was in the clubhouse kitchen and had a knife in his hand when the utensil dropped. Cain tried to catch it and cut his finger about a half-inch. He is expected to make his next start.
    Petit (2-1) didn't allow a hit until Everth Cabrera's leadoff single in the fourth.
    Hector Sanchez, starting at catcher with Posey at first base, hit a two-run single and a sacrifice fly.
    Petit allowed three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
    It was his first start not allowing a run since he tossed a 1-hitter last Sept. 6 at home against Arizona. He lowered his ERA from 3.68 to 2.61.
    Jean Machi pitched two innings and Santiago Casilla finished the 2-hour, 28-minute, three-hitter, San Francisco's second shutout this season. The Padres were blanked for the fourth time.
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