It took Robinson Cano 27 games and 100 at-bats, but now the monkey — or is it piano? — is off his back: He hit a home run at Safeco Field.
Cano drilled a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 4-2 loss off Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Cano took a pitch away and went with it to the opposite field. It was his third homer of the season, and he smiled after the game when asked about getting his first homer at Safeco.
“That was something that is now off my shoulder,” Cano said. “It’s like a piano off my shoulder.”
Cano entered the night leading the American League with a .333 average, but he had hit only two home runs after hitting at least 25 homers in each of his last five years while in New York.