Cano hit by pitch, has fracture on right hand

Robinson Cano leaves Mariners game after cringing hit-by-pitch

Robinson Cano suffers broken right hand after being hit by pitch

James Paxton allowed three runs and six hits in six innings for the Mariners in his first start since throwing a no-hitter Tuesday at Toronto.

Then a lot of bad.

Major League Baseball action on Sunday afternoon and the American League West will square off with the American League Central as the Seattle Mariners grapple with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan in the final game of a three-game series.

Niko Goodrum went 3-for-4 with a homer on Sunday in a win over the Mariners.

Dan is 2-2 with 4 holds and a 4.38 ERA (6 ER, 12.1 IP) in 13 relief appearances with the Mariners this season.

The team said he was diagnosed with a fractured fifth metacarpal bone on right hand, but did not say how long Cano would be out of action.

But the Mariners bounced back. He allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts. And the start before that he had pitched seven shutout innings and struck out a career-high 16 batters.

Detroit's pitchers have given up 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit.

So the Mariners called on struggling set-up pitcher, right-handed Juan Nicasio for the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Mariners activated right-hander Dan Altavilla from the 10-day disabled list before the second game. Goodrum's single in the ninth allowed JaCoby Jones to advance to third with nobody out, and Iglesias followed with a single up the middle off Juan Nicasio (1-2).

Kyle Seager scored the Mariners' first run on a solo home run - his seventh of the season.

Cano was batting in the top of the third inning when a pitch from Detroit left-hander Blaine Hardy sailed inside and hit him near the hand. It was an 88-mph fastball.

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