Cano powers Mariners to 4-2 win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Robinson Cano's drive landed on top of the wall in right-center and bounced into the seats.

Such is life these days for the sweet-swinging Seattle slugger.

Cano hit a three-run shot on his first cut since his winning homer in the All-Star Game, helping James Paxton and the Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night.

Jean Segura added two hits and scored twice as Seattle started a six-game trip with its third win in four games. Paxton (8-3) struck out nine while pitching six effective innings in his third straight victory.

''This is the second half when every game means more and every game means a lot,'' Cano said, ''so (we've) got to win games so we can keep ourselves in the race.''

Cano, who went deep in the 10th inning of the American League's 2-1 victory Tuesday night in Miami, walked on four pitches in the first. He came up again with two on and one out in the third and belted James Shields' first pitch for his 18th homer, giving the Mariners a 3-1 lead.

The 34-year-old Cano is batting .413 (38 for 92) with six homers and 20 RBIs in his career against Shields (2-2).

''Obviously, I didn't want to throw the ball down the middle to Cano,'' Shields said. ''I wanted to get it inside, off the plate a little bit.''

Cano also singled in the seventh against David Holmberg. The second baseman has seven homers and 21 RBIs in his last 17 games.

Fellow All-Star Avisail Garcia had two hits, swiped two bases and scored twice for the last-place White Sox, who have dropped five of six. It was Chicago's first game since trading left-hander Jose Quintana to the crosstown Cubs on Thursday.

''Everybody understands the impact that he's made to us as a club, but they also understand that we've got to keep playing,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''I mean, the season's not going to stop. They know they have to go out there and do what they're supposed to do and contribute to their teammates and to the club.''

The White Sox pulled within one on Matt Davidson's double in the fourth. But Segura doubled and scored on Shields' wild pitch in the fifth, making it 4-2 Mariners.

That was more than enough for Paxton, who allowed five hits. Tony Zych, a native of nearby Monee, Illinois, and Nick Vincent each got three outs before Edwin Diaz worked the ninth for his 14th save in 17 chances.

Led by Paxton, the Mariners struck out 15 and walked none.

''It'll work,'' Paxton said. ''Getting the legs under me a little bit. Started to feel better in that fifth and sixth inning there, kind of got going a little bit.''

Shields was charged with seven hits and walked three. He has allowed at least one home run in seven of his eight starts this year.

FEEL THE GLOVE

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson robbed Ben Gamel of a hit with a terrific leaping catch in the seventh.

MOVING ON UP

Nasusel Cabrera has been promoted to interim bullpen coach for the Mariners. Cabrera joined Seattle's major league staff in July 2015. He was working as a batting practice pitcher and assisting with other jobs. Cabrera replaces Mike Hampton, who resigned on Sunday. Hampton spent parts of 16 seasons in the majors with six different teams and was a two-time All-Star.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder inflammation) and INF Tyler Saladino (back spasms) were reinstated from the 10-day disabled list. Gonzalez is scheduled to start Tuesday against NL West-leading Los Angeles. ... Minor league RHP Zack Burdi, a first-round pick in last year's draft, has a torn ligament in his elbow and is likely headed for Tommy John surgery. ... Minor league OF Luis Robert has recovered from a minor left knee injury and could play again in the Dominican Summer League in a couple of weeks, according to general manager Rick Hahn.

UP NEXT

Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez and White Sox right-hander Mike Pelfrey start the second game of the series Saturday night. Hernandez (4-3, 4.44 ERA) pitched six sharp innings in Seattle's 4-0 win against Oakland on Sunday. Pelfrey is 1-3 with a 5.24 ERA in his last nine games, seven starts.

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CHW38-50
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  • W: J. Paxton (8-3)L: J. Shields (2-2)S: E. Diaz (14)
  • HR: SEA - R. Cano (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Segura SS52200011.350.390.485.8754.5
B. Gamel LF40100003.322.378.446.8231.0
G. Heredia LF10100000.278.343.368.7121.0
R. Cano 2B41231103.278.336.491.82710.0
N. Cruz DH30100102.292.374.518.8922.0
K. Seager 3B40100003.248.319.405.7242.0
D. Valencia 1B40100012.273.334.421.7551.5
M. Haniger RF30000101.268.373.464.8371.0
J. Dyson CF40000003.254.336.385.7202.0
M. Zunino C31100102.224.292.454.7463.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS40000031.237.260.364.624-1.5
    M. Cabrera LF40000001.283.329.411.7400.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000021.295.346.516.861-1.0
    T. Frazier 3B40000030.210.331.438.769-1.5
    A. Garcia RF42200020.313.355.497.8527.0
    M. Davidson DH30110011.246.285.516.8012.5
    T. Saladino 2B30110011.204.302.283.5862.5
    K. Smith C30000012.281.303.363.666-0.5
    A. Engel CF30100020.250.330.357.6870.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (17), K. Seager (19), D. Valencia (13)
      • HR - R. Cano (18)
      • RBI - R. Cano 3 (63)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Davidson (10), T. Saladino (5)
      • RBI - M. Davidson (43), T. Saladino (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Saladino (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Dyson (21)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Garcia 2 (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Zunino (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton (W, 8-3)6.05220903.191.1625.5
      T. Zych (H, 6)1.00000202.251.144.0
      N. Vincent (H, 12)1.00000201.961.044.0
      E. Diaz (S, 14)1.00000203.441.2011.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton (W, 8-3)6.0
      T. Zych (H, 6)1.0
      N. Vincent (H, 12)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 14)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 2-2)6.07443115.101.49-0.5
      D. Holmberg1.01001003.001.241.0
      C. Beck1.12000103.651.351.5
      D. Jennings0.20000004.061.330.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 2-2)6.0
      D. Holmberg1.0
      C. Beck1.1
      D. Jennings0.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 103-72, T. Zych 10-8, N. Vincent 13-10, E. Diaz 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 6-3, T. Zych 1-0, N. Vincent 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 23, T. Zych 3, N. Vincent 3, E. Diaz 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Shields (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 97-56, D. Holmberg 21-11, C. Beck 25-16, D. Jennings 3-1
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 10-6, C. Beck 3-0, D. Jennings 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 27, D. Holmberg 5, C. Beck 6, D. Jennings
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      SEA44-47
      0030100004101
      CHW38-50
      010100000250
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Segura SS52200011.350.390.485.8754.5
      B. Gamel LF40100003.322.378.446.8231.0
      G. Heredia LF10100000.278.343.368.7121.0
      R. Cano 2B41231103.278.336.491.82710.0
      N. Cruz DH30100102.292.374.518.8922.0
      K. Seager 3B40100003.248.319.405.7242.0
      D. Valencia 1B40100012.273.334.421.7551.5
      M. Haniger RF30000101.268.373.464.8371.0
      J. Dyson CF40000003.254.336.385.7202.0
      M. Zunino C31100102.224.292.454.7463.0
      Total35410314220-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Anderson SS40000031.237.260.364.624-1.5
        M. Cabrera LF40000001.283.329.411.7400.0
        J. Abreu 1B40000021.295.346.516.861-1.0
        T. Frazier 3B40000030.210.331.438.769-1.5
        A. Garcia RF42200020.313.355.497.8527.0
        M. Davidson DH30110011.246.285.516.8012.5
        T. Saladino 2B30110011.204.302.283.5862.5
        K. Smith C30000012.281.303.363.666-0.5
        A. Engel CF30100020.250.330.357.6870.0
        Total3225200157-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Segura (17), K. Seager (19), D. Valencia (13)
          • HR - R. Cano (18)
          • RBI - R. Cano 3 (63)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Davidson (10), T. Saladino (5)
          • RBI - M. Davidson (43), T. Saladino (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Saladino (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Dyson (21)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Garcia 2 (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Zunino (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Paxton (W, 8-3)6.05220903.191.1625.5
          T. Zych (H, 6)1.00000202.251.144.0
          N. Vincent (H, 12)1.00000201.961.044.0
          E. Diaz (S, 14)1.00000203.441.2011.0
          Total9.05220150---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Paxton (W, 8-3)6.0
          T. Zych (H, 6)1.0
          N. Vincent (H, 12)1.0
          E. Diaz (S, 14)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Shields (L, 2-2)6.07443115.101.49-0.5
          D. Holmberg1.01001003.001.241.0
          C. Beck1.12000103.651.351.5
          D. Jennings0.20000004.061.330.0
          Total9.01044421---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Shields (L, 2-2)6.0
          D. Holmberg1.0
          C. Beck1.1
          D. Jennings0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 103-72, T. Zych 10-8, N. Vincent 13-10, E. Diaz 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 6-3, T. Zych 1-0, N. Vincent 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 23, T. Zych 3, N. Vincent 3, E. Diaz 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Shields (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 97-56, D. Holmberg 21-11, C. Beck 25-16, D. Jennings 3-1
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 10-6, C. Beck 3-0, D. Jennings 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Shields 27, D. Holmberg 5, C. Beck 6, D. Jennings
          • 5TH INNING
            Segura scored on wild pitch42
          • 4TH INNING
            Davidson doubled to left center, Garcia scored32
          • 3RD INNING
            Cano homered to right center, Zunino and Segura scored31
          • 2ND INNING
            Saladino doubled to deep right, Garcia scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • C. Beck Pitching:
            • M. Zunino: Zunino singled to center
            • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura grounded out to third, Zunino to second
            • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to right center, Zunino to third
            • Dan Jennings relieved Chris Beck
            • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Heredia out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Edwin Diaz relieved Nick Vincent
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu flied out to deep right
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Chris Beck relieved David Holmberg
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nick Vincent relieved Tony Zych
            • Guillermo Heredia in left
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • David Holmberg relieved James Shields
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Segura flied out to center
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel lined out to shortstop
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano singled to left center
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Cano to second
            • K. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tony Zych relieved James Paxton
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Seager doubled to deep right center
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
            • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Dyson reached on fielder's choice to second, Seager to third, Haniger out at second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Zunino flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to third
            • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Segura doubled to shallow left
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel grounded out to third
            • R. Cano: Ball, Cano grounded out to second, Segura to third
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Segura scored on wild pitch, Strike looking, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to second
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Dyson: Dyson grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zunino flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Frazier grounded out to third
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia singled to center
            • M. Davidson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Garcia stole second, Davidson doubled to left center, Garcia scored
            • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Saladino flied out to deep center, Davidson to third
            • K. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked
            • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Segura singled to center, Zunino to second
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel lined out to right, Zunino to third
            • R. Cano: Cano homered to right center, Zunino and Segura scored
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz singled to left
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager fouled out to second
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia reached on fielder's choice to third, Cruz out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Engel singled to left center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Anderson struck out on foul tip
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Cabrera flied out to deep right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager flied out to center
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Valencia doubled to left center
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Haniger lined out to left
            • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to left center
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • T. Saladino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Garcia to third on catcher Zunino fielding error, Foul, Foul, Saladino doubled to deep right, Garcia scored
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel singled to right
            • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked, Gamel to second
            • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cano out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera fouled out to third
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)