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Yankee optimism? Robbie's a reason

After Bombers' rough week, Cano's grand slam helps end K.C. series on high note

Updated: May 6, 2012, 9:30 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Through the first 27 games of the season, Robinson Cano, the consensus selection as the best hitter in the Yankees' lineup and the man named before the season to replace Alex Rodriguez as the everyday cleanup hitter, was batting .255 with just one home run and four RBIs.

And believe it or not, the numbers only told part of the story.

To understand how bad things were truly going for Cano, consider this:

Lately, he has had to swallow the ribbing of Eduardo ...

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