Mariners 2B Cano fractures hand on HBP

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Detroit took two of three in the series, and the three games were played in just under 24 hours. 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.

The Tigers lead the Mariners 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh.

Robinson Cano's three-run homer helped the Mariners earn a doubleheader split. "Everyone knows what he means to this team, and he's down right now, but we have other guys who can step up".

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Elsewhere, Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund joined Schalke and champions Bayern Munich in the league's top four. Hamburg got off to the ideal when Aaron Hunt gave the hosts a 1-0 lead after 11 minutes.

Tigers right fielder Niko Goodrum, playing for an injured Nicholas Castellanos, led off the fifth inning with a solo home run.

Then Goodrum singled past diving Ryon Healy down the first base line, allowing Jones to reach third with no outs. "We had a miscommunication over the phone about it and I'm not going to point fingers". Detroit broke a 1-all tie in the sixth against Seattle starter Marco Gonzales (3-3).

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.

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Taking the hill for the Mariners will be James Paxton and he has gone 2-1 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in eight starts on the year, including 1-0 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in five starts on the road.

Dee Gordon grounded out to first to end it.

"It needed to be challenged after the fact when I saw it", said bench coach Manny Acta, who was filling in for Scott Servais as Seattle's manager.

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The Mariners activated right-hander Dan Altavilla from the 10-day disabled list before the second game. Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, and Grayson Greiner contributed the first two RBIs of his big league career.

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