Cano’s hit 2-run double, Mariners blank Rays again

Cano’s hit 2-run double, Mariners blank Rays again

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, follows the flight of his two-run single off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 9, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mariners' Willie Bloomquist, and John Buck scored on the hit. Catching for the Rays is Jose Molina. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

FRED GOODALL, AP Baseball Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robinson Cano drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight game, 3-0 Monday.

Five Seattle pitchers combined on a five-hitter. The Mariners extended their scoreless streak to 19 games and won for the eighth time in nine games.

The Rays have lost 13 of 14 and are saddled with the worst record in the major leagues at 24-41. The last time they were 17 games under .500 was the end of 2007, the final year they were known as the Devil Rays.

Cano’s big hit came during a three-run third inning against David Price (4-6). The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner has dropped three straight decisions and hasn’t won in nine starts since beating Minnesota on April 22.

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