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Cano’s HR Lifts Yankees Over Diamondbacks

Robinson Cano paid tribute to Jackie Robinson in fitting fashion by hitting a three-run homer, and the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on a Tuesday night devoted to honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Cano, whose big league father named him for Robinson, connected on the day when all players, managers, coaches and umpires at Yankee Stadium wore No. 42 to salute the late Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer.

Major League Baseball held Jackie Robinson Day on Monday, the anniversary of the date he broke the color barrier in 1947. The Yankees and Diamondbacks were off Monday.

Mariano Rivera, the last big leaguer still wearing No. 42 on a daily basis, closed for his third save.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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