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Robinson Cano breaks out with two homers in Yankees’ victory

Apr 8, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

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Robinson Cano hit a pair of homers, doubled, walked and scored four runs Monday in the Yankees’ 11-6 win over the Indians.

The game featured Travis Hafner hitting a three-run homer in his return to Cleveland.

Hiroki Kuroda, who left his last start with bruised fingers after getting hit in the hand by a comebacker, gave up three runs in the bottom of the first, but rebounded afterwards to pitch 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

For Cano, it was his 11th career multihomer game and first against an AL Central team. Four of the previous 10 were against Toronto, while three came against Boston. He scored four runs for just the second time. He first did so against the Orioles on April 9, 2009.

Cano entered the day 3-for-23 this season. He was without an RBI through six games.

 

  1. randygnyc - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    And Vernon wells went 3 for 4 and his batting .380.

  2. mybrunoblog - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Ahhhhh Robbie Cano….Ahh don’t you know!!!!!

    • dondada10 - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      Did you hear Sterling try to make one for Jayson Nix yesterday?

      • Kevin S. - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        Oh dear lord, how painful was that?

      • dondada10 - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM

        I’ve never understood how Yankees fans deal with Sterling and Waldman. They sodomize my ears.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

        Sodomizing ones ears is probably preferable than listening to Sterling/Waldman.

      • Kevin S. - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM

        It sucks. Best part of the Subway Series is I get to listen to competent radio guys call Yankee games.

      • dondada10 - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

        From the current game vs. the Phils:

        Lucas Duda rips one down the RF line, foul. The ballgirl goes for the backhand, stool in hand, and misses it. Keith Hernandez says “ya gotta make that play!”

        Gary Cohen says that she had the stool in her hand.

        To which Keith replied: “Lion tamers do it.”

      • mybrunoblog - Apr 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM

        I’d rather clean the wax out of my ear with a razor dipped in acid than listen to Waldman and Sterling.
        I do confess that Strerlings HR calls sometimes entertain me but I’d trade them in a New York minute for a competent broadcaster.

      • bigharold - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:39 AM

        Whatever are you guys talking about?? I LOVE those guys!!

        go Ma and Pa Pinstripe!!

  3. Kevin S. - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Yanks with the fourth-most runs scored and the most runs allowed in the AL, just like everybody predicted in the preseason.

    Right?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      Joe Girardi this morning?

      We won a game yesterday. If we win one today, that’s two in a row. We win one tomorrow, that’s called a winning streak. It has happened before.

  4. drewzducks - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    What a juggerNOT.

  5. uyf1950 - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Nice 2 games for the Yankees offense. Actually I’m surprised that Kuroda was able to hold it together after a rough 1st inning. Maybe just maybe these last 2 games are the start of something good and will carry over for several more games.

  6. uyf1950 - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Youkilis: .370 BA
    Wells: .381 BA
    Hafner: .391 BA

    Who would have thunk it.

    • pisano - Apr 8, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      My friend, I can see Joba giving up a lot of leads in the near future, as a matter of fact he was on the cliff today.

      • uyf1950 - Apr 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

        He’s not the only one. I would like to think that maybe it’s hard to stay focused when your team has a big lead in a game.

    • badintent - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      Nice stat line. To all the Doom and Gloomers, go sell life insurance with that whinning.Grow a pair. We’ll sign Roger in August for the stretch drive.Go Yankees !!!

    • bigharold - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      “Who would have thunk it.”

      Cashman?

  7. Jason Lukehart - Apr 8, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    In a potentially far bigger story than one of the very best players having a good day at the plate: Carlos Santana had to exit the game after being hit just off the glove with a Chris Perez fastball after Perez missed the sign for a breaking pitch. X-rays coming this evening, but Santana could be out for weeks.

  8. jdrew506 - Apr 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    The only way that would be a bigger story is if was Carlos Santana from the rock group Santana.

    • bigharold - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:42 AM

      That’s NOT the same guy?

  9. royhobbs39 - Apr 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    This has Jay-Z’s hands all over it.

    • badintent - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:52 AM

      no, Beyonce’s hands would make Cano feel much better and create harmony with his bat and balls.

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