Cano, Healy homers lead Mariners to 9-5 win, doubleheader split

Tyler Owen
May 14, 2018

The Mariners are now tied 2-2 with the Tigers in the top of the fifth.

The worst news of Sunday, however, was the loss of second baseman Robinson Cano to a broken finger.

Kyle Seager homered for Seattle, and Goodrum went deep for the Tigers (17-22).

Felix Hernandez (5-3) allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out seven and walking two in five innings for the win. He's given up just two earned over his last three starts and is coming off a no-hitter in Toronto.

The Detroit offense has produced 4.4 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five.

Cano tried to get out of the way of an inside 88-mph fastball from Detroit Tigers starter Blaine Hardy, a graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School, when the pitch hit off of the back of Cano's hand.

Dee Gordon grounded out to first to end it. With two out, Gordon hit a grounder to the right side, but Jimenez mishandled the toss from first baseman John Hicks for an error, loading the bases.

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In the second game, Healy's two-run homer off Michael Fulmer (1-3) put Seattle up 3-2 in the fourth, and Cano made it 6-2 in the fifth with his fourth home run of the season.

Jean Segura's eighth-inning single had tied the game, 4-4. Detroit's Jose Iglesias hit a two-run shot in the first game.

Bench coach Manny Acta was serving as Seattle's manager - with Ichiro Suzuki filling in as bench coach - because manager Scott Servais was away to watch his daughter receive a master's degree at Mississippi.

"I just told him, 'I love you and I appreciate it, '" Gardenhire said.

Former Tiger Andrew Romine pinch-ran for Cano and remained in the game as his replacement. Wade LeBlanc (0-0) of Seattle pitches opposite Jake Odorizzi (3-2).

The Tigers have been an average offensive team so far as they come in ranked 15th in the league in scoring, putting up 4.42 rpg, while also ranking 8th in hitting at.259 and 29th in homers with 31.

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