Cano Hits Milestone As New York Yankees Take Game One Of Doubleheader


August 20, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman

Robinson Cano

hits a three-run home run in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Will Robinson Cano be a New York Yankee next year? This is uncertain. However, while he’s in pinstripes, he’s going to continue to hit career milestones. In game one of today’s doubleheader, Cano hit home run #200 for his career which helped bring the Yankees back into the game. A home run from an unlikely source helped them win the game 8-4.

The Blue Jays jumped out to a big early lead off Ivan Nova but putting up a four spot in the second inning. Adam Lind led off with a single and Brett Lawrie was hit by a pitch. Maicer Izturis singled to make it 1-0. A passed ball moved the runners to second and third. Kevin Pillar‘s single brought home Lawrie. Jose Reyes singled and Rajai Davis‘ double made it 4-0.

The Yankees would strike back in the bottom of the third. With one out, Brett Gardner singled and Ichiro Suzuki doubled. Cano followed with homer 200 for his career and 23rd of the season.

The game stayed that way until the sixth.  Alex Rodriguez led off with a single. Three batters later, Jayson Nix walked. Chris Stewart than followed with his fourth homer of the season, his first since May 15.

The Yankees would add to it in the seventh. Ichiro singled and Cano doubled him home. In the eighth, Nix singled and stole second. Thad Weber‘s errant pickoff attempt let Nix move to third, and he would score on Gardner’s sac fly.

YGY Player Of The Game: Cano

Phil Hughes will face Mark Buehrle in game two. Here is the lineup:

Gardner CF

Vernon Wells RF

Cano 2B

Alfonso Soriano LF

Rodriguez DH

Mark Reynolds 1B

Eduardo Nunez SS

Jayson Nix 3B

Austin Romine C