Cano homers in Mariners' 11-11 tie with the Athletics
MESA, Ariz. (AP) Robinson Cano belted a single that didn't count and followed with a two-run homer in the Seattle Mariners' 11-11 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Cano and home plate umpire Dana DeMuth were both asking for time in the fourth inning when starter Kendall Graveman followed through with a pitch. Cano ripped it into center field but was called back to the plate. He then hit a home run on a 2-1 pitch.
Rob Brantly also homered for Seattle.
Danny Valencia homered and drove in three and Coco Crisp added a two-run double for the A's.
Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte was struck in the eye when the ball took a tricky hop on a throw in from right fielder Daniel Robertson on Lowrie's double. Cano said it was a hard infield, which may have been a contributing factor.
Marte was checked by team trainers and remained in the game.