Cano Booed, M’s Win
Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano looks stands during the playing of the national anthem before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)
Miami Marlins' Ed Lucas hits a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo)
New York — Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another in a most unwelcome return to Yankee Stadium, helping the Seattle Mariners beat New York 6-3 Tuesday night for their 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.
Fernando Rodney gave up an RBI single to Brett Gardner in the ninth before striking out Derek Jeter and Carlos Beltran with two on base to preserve the win.
Athletics 9, Rangers 3
Arlington, Texas — Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and Oakland beat Texas.
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.
Marlins 9, Braves 0
Miami — Jose Fernandez allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Miami opened a homestand by beating Atlanta.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered for Miami, which had its third-highest run output of the season.
Miami second baseman Ed Lucas, a former Dartmouth College standout, had three hits in his season debut after recovering from a broken left hand, and Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run single for the Marlins.
Fernandez (4-1) was dominant against the NL East leaders, lowering his ERA to 1.59. He struck out eight and walked two.
Atlanta starter Alex Wood (2-4) allowed seven runs and 10 hits, leaving after facing four batters without getting an out in the sixth.