Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the White Sox. Cano left the yard for the seventh time this month to give him 30 bombs on the season. This is the first time he's reached that milestone since doing so with the Yankees, when he blasted 33 homers in 2012.
Cano went 2-for-4 with his 29th homer and two runs in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday. He's now tallied four consecutive multi-hit games, bringing the left-handed slugger's season average back up to .298. The homer also pushed him one past last season's total of 79 RBI as he continues his finest campaign since joining the Mariners. In fact, if Cano hits six more homers this year, he'll have as many in 2016 as he hit in 2014 and 2015 put together.
Cano had three hits Monday, pushing his average to .294 as he looks to get back to .300 after his average slipped in the second half. Cano has impressed with his power this season (four-year high 28 HR), but entering Monday's game he was hitting .228 with a .284 OBP in the second half. His average fell from a pre-break .313 to .290. That's the only area he's not been lights out this year -- he's on pace for career highs in runs and home runs and for 100 RBI for the fourth time in his career.
Cano finished 1-for-4, with a two-run home run, in Friday night's 7-6 win over the Brewers. The fifth inning, two-run shot was Cano's second home run in as many days and matched his third-highest career total with 28 -- five shy of the mark he reached with his former club in 2012. The veteran second baseman continues his strong third-year campaign with the Mariners, posting a strong .293/.349/.525 line, alongside a 136 wRC+.
Cano is back in the lineup for Monday's game against Detroit, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Cano will be starting at second and hitting third after having a maintenance day Sunday. He'll face the right-handed Michael Fulmer in Monday night's outing.
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