There might have been some cheers mixed in, but hearing those lonely voices was nearly impossible in the overwhelming chorus of boos that greeted Robinson Cano’s every at-bat at Yankee Stadium tonight. Cano was unwelcome from the beginning, and that surely didn’t change when he drove in one run and scored another in the Mariners 6-3 win in the opening game of their only trip to the Bronx this season. Cano’s only hit was an infield single, and he struck out twice, but his RBI ground out drove in the first Seattle run in the fifth inning, and he singled, stole a base and scored a run in the seventh. The Yankees led 2-0 early in the game — Mark Teixiera homered for the third time since coming off the disabled list — but Cano’s fifth-inning RBI was followed immediately by a Corey Hart two-run double that put the Seattle in front for good. Mariners catcher Mike Zunino had four hits; the Yankees combined for five before a mild rally in the ninth. CC Sabathia, who’d done a good job limiting the damage in his past two starts, allowed four-runs in the fifth inning — three of them with two outs — to make this start feel a lot like his first three starts this season. He seemed to have the game under control early, then he had to be bailed out by Dellin Betances as things unraveled.
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