Robinson Cano's 32nd homer leads Mariners over Rangers 14-6

Seattle Mariners' Leonys Martin is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano homered during a five-run first inning, the Mariners knocked out starter Cole Hamels early and then Seattle pulled away with a six-run sixth inning in a 14-6 win over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Monday.

Cano's 32nd homer of the season is one off his career high set in 2012 while with the New York Yankees. The two-run shot also set the tone for Seattle's largest offensive output since scoring 14 in a win over Toronto in late July. Franklin Gutierrez drove in four runs, including a solo home run in the second inning and finished a triple short of the cycle.

Jesus Sucre tied a career high with three hits, including a two-run single to cap Seattle's big first inning.

Hamels (14-5) was knocked around for the second time in a week by the Mariners and failed to make it through two innings for just the second time in his career.