Cano's become Murderers' Row of one

New face of Bombers drives in six, redefines Yankees' lineup in Game 1 victory

Updated: October 2, 2011, 1:53 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- As he marveled over the New York Yankees' lineup five years back, building it up before his long-shot Detroit Tigers tore it down in Hickory High form, Jim Leyland delivered a line he had been working on for at least a few nights.

"Murderers' Row and then Cano," he called the heavy favorites before the 2006 ALDS.

Robinson Cano was hitting at the bottom of the order back then, even with a regular-season batting average of .342. The second baseman was a wildly talented kid, ...

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