Twins spoil Cano’s return with 6-1 win
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Robinson Cano rejoined the Yankees from the World Baseball Classic and got New York’s only hit Thursday night in a 6-1 loss to Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Cano was picked as the MVP of the WBC after hitting .469 with two homers and six RBIs for the champion Dominican Republic.
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Cano singled in the fourth inning off Twins starter Liam Hendriks. The All-Star second baseman also made an error.
Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera struck out three in one scoreless inning.
Drew Butera hit a three-run double in the Twins’ five-run fourth.
Minnesota third base prospect Miguel Sano had a pair of singles in his first major league spring training game.