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Hits beginning to fall in for Cano

CLEVELAND -- The Yankees are hopeful that Robinson Cano is busting out of his recent skid, as the second baseman had logged extra-base hits in each of his last three games entering play on Sunday.

"He's had some hits lately," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I looked at his at-bats in Chicago; he lined out a couple times, hit the ball pretty hard. I think he's swinging the bat pretty good."

Cano has gone 6-for-18 on the Yankees' current road trip, which concludes on Sunday. Girardi said that he believes Cano's funk was largely a product of hitting the ball in the wrong places.

"He's had some bad luck," Girardi said. "Hitters go through things they're going to go through. We faced a lot of tough lefties in a streak where maybe he didn't have quite as many hits as we've seen in the past.

"He hit a ball off the wall [on Saturday], a double, had a couple of hits. He's swinging all right."

In his career against the Indians, Cano has hit .345 (68-for-197), his highest average against any American League opponent. He has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games against Cleveland since the beginning of the 2010 season.

CLEVELAND -- The Yankees are hopeful that Robinson Cano is busting out of his recent skid, as the second baseman had logged extra-base hits in each of his last three games entering play on Sunday.

"He's had some hits lately," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I looked at his at-bats in Chicago; he lined out a couple times, hit the ball pretty hard. I think he's swinging the bat pretty good."

Cano has gone 6-for-18 on the Yankees' current road trip, which concludes on Sunday. Girardi said that he believes Cano's funk was largely a product of hitting the ball in the wrong places.

"He's had some bad luck," Girardi said. "Hitters go through things they're going to go through. We faced a lot of tough lefties in a streak where maybe he didn't have quite as many hits as we've seen in the past.

"He hit a ball off the wall [on Saturday], a double, had a couple of hits. He's swinging all right."

In his career against the Indians, Cano has hit .345 (68-for-197), his highest average against any American League opponent. He has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games against Cleveland since the beginning of the 2010 season.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.