New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano added another home run to his season total on Sunday, giving his club a 4-2 lead after taking Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd deep to right-center with a runner on in the third inning.
Nine of Cano's 20 homers in 2012 have come in the last 14 games, consequently putting him on pace for a 40-homer season. The 29-year-old's recent power surge has offset his horrible April, when he managed just one homer and four runs batted in over 22 games for the entire month.
"Like I always say, I [felt] good in the beginning of the season," Cano told Yahoo! Contributor Network after New York defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-1 this past Monday. "I think hits are falling now and going my way."
Cano, whose single-season career high in homers is 29 (his total in 2010), is one of three Yankees position players (the others being Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson) who will start for the American League squad in the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals.
The score of Sunday's White Sox-Yankees series finale hasn't changed since Cano's two-run homer in the third. Through 6-1/2 innings, New York 4, Chicago 2.
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