Glum news as Cano injured and M’s lose series to Tigers

Glum news as Cano injured and M’s lose series to Tigers

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The Seattle Mariners had this year shown an ability to win the close games, however, a rain soaked weekend in Detroit saw the M’s lose 2 of 3 games by a mere 2 runs and lose Robinson Cano to injury. The high of the Blue Jay’s series was marred by the depressing results of the Tigers series.

May 12 @           Detroit  L             4 – 3

Friday’s game was rained out and the M’s had to settle for a double-header on Saturday. Mariner’s starter Marco Gonzales had a decent start, but couldn’t get the Tiger’s catcher Grayson Greiner out. RBIs by Greiner in the 4th and the 6th would help run off Marco. The Mariners made a valiant effort in the 7th scoring 2 runs late, but it would be too little as the M’s would only manage 4 hits in the game.

May 12 @           Detroit  W           9 – 5

Game 2 of the double-header would flip the table as it would be the Mariners who got 12 hits (rather than the Tigers who had 12 in game 1).  Felix Hernandez did not have the strongest game, giving up 5 runs, however, the M’s bats were en fuego. Tiger’s pitcher  Michael Fulmer was lit up for 6 runs off the home runs by Nelson Cruz, Ryon Healy, and Robinson Cano. Healy would have 3 RBI while Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz would knock in 2 RBIs a piece.

May 13 @           Detroit  L             5 – 4

Another meltdown by Jaun Cicasio marred this game but not as much as the bone fracture that Robinson Cano suffered in the game. Cano would take a fastball from Detroit’s Blane hardy on the wrist in the 3rd inning and never come back. Early indications are that Cano is headed to the disabled list with a fractured wrist.



AL West W L Pct GB
Houston 26 16 .619 0.0
LA Angels 24 16 .600 1.0
Seattle 22 17 .564 2.5
Oakland 19 21 .475 6.0
Texas 16 26 .381 10.0


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