Cano hit by pitch, leaves game in third inning
DETROIT (AP) Robinson Cano left Seattle’s game at Detroit in the third inning Sunday with a broken right hand after being hit by a pitch.
Cano was struck by a pitch from left-hander Blaine Hardy, then went to the dugout while being replaced by a pinch runner.
The 35-year-old Cano is hitting .287 with four home runs and 23 RBIs this season. He hit a three-run homer in Seattle’s win Saturday night.
The Mariners came into Sunday’s game with a 22-16 record, and Cano is one of the team’s biggest stars. He hit 39 home runs in 2016, although that number dipped to 23 a season ago.
In the fifth season of a $240 million, 10-year contract, Cano has played in at least 150 games in each of the last 11 seasons.
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