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Robinson Cano said he got spiked in the right ankle by the Angels' Kole Calhoun on a slide at second Monday, but the issue wasn't serious. Nick Franklin was at second base Tuesday as Cano moved to designated hitter, with McClendon saying it was just a planned day to keep Cano fresh.

"Just a chance to get him off his legs a little bit," McClendon said. "We've had 50 games and he's played 50 games. Any chance we get to DH him, we're going to do that."

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Robinson Cano said he got spiked in the right ankle by the Angels' Kole Calhoun on a slide at second Monday, but the issue wasn't serious. Nick Franklin was at second base Tuesday as Cano moved to designated hitter, with McClendon saying it was just a planned day to keep Cano fresh.

"Just a chance to get him off his legs a little bit," McClendon said. "We've had 50 games and he's played 50 games. Any chance we get to DH him, we're going to do that."

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• Cano's 65 hits in his first 50 games are the fourth most by a Mariners infielder in the first 50 games of a season. Alex Rodriguez had 68 in 1997 and 67 in '96, while Joey Cora had 66 in '97.

• Mariners right-hander Chris Young is the only pitcher with seven or more starts at Safeco Field without a loss. Young improved to 5-0 with a 2.82 ERA in eight career starts at the stadium with Monday's 5-1 win over the Angels. Four of those starts have come this year with Seattle as he's 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA at home.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog.

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