Mariners Mondays – Canó Connects
On this week’s Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS Robinson Canó shows his old teammates he’s moved on, and leads a big comeback in Boston.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó was slumping when he met his former team, the New York Yankees, on July 18. His first half had been decidedly “Un-Canó-like,” and Yankees fans greeted him with a shower of boos. But he quieted the critics with a pair of two-run home runs that helped the Mariners end a seven-game skid against the Yankees. It was Canó’s 14th multi-homer game, and the first not in pinstripes, and it helped Hisashi Iwakuma post a 4-3 win over New York.
Canó came up big again a month later, this time in Boston, where he contributed five hits and three RBI in a wild 10-8 win over the Red Sox. Up 7-1 in the top of the 4th, the Mariners let Boston chip away until the Red Sox tied the score 8-8 with two out in the bottom of the 9th on Carson Smith’s blown save. Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez also contributed to the win with homers (two for Guti).
Mariners Mondays airs every Monday night on ROOT SPORTS through March leading up to the season opener on Monday April 4 at Texas.