Three relievers finished the game for Detroit, with Shane Greene pitching the ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances. The Mariners (22-17) have looked like contenders for their first postseason spot since 2001, but losing Cano for an extended period would obviously hurt.
Robinson Cano's three-run homer helped the Mariners earn a doubleheader split. We lose as a team. "We had a miscommunication over the phone about it and I'm not going to point fingers". He was attended to by manager Scott Servais and a team trainer and walked off the field several minutes later. 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.
Cano suffered the injury in the third inning Sunday against the Detroit Tigers when he was hit on the hand by an 88-mph fastball from left-hander Blaine Hardy. The bullpen is still bad, but Tiger starters have a respectable 3.96 ERA on the year, including a very solid 3.18 ERA here at home.More news: Simpson ties course record for Players lead, Woods scrapes into weekend
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The Tigers added another run in the seventh when Mikie Mahtook doubled home Iglesias, who had reached base after getting hit by a pitch.
The Tigers send Mike Fiers (3-2) to the mound Monday night against Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco (5-1) in the opener of a three-game series in Detroit.
The Tigers have actually won seven of their last 10 home games, but just 4-10 in Boyd's last 14 home starts. He stayed in until the bottom of the second, when he was removed for a pinch hitter.