Hot-hitting Cano happy to see others heat up

Hot-hitting Cano happy to see others heat up

OAKLAND -- Robinson Cano's offensive production has warmed up in the month of May, and the Yankees' second baseman is glad to see that Mark Teixeira seems to have joined the party.

Cano has homered in each of the first two contests against the Athletics, and in three of his last four games, and he said that Teixeira's two homers on Saturday are a good indication that the lineup will be back in sync.

"It's been important," Cano said. "You don't want just a few guys, you want the whole team to get going. ... It's good to see. [Teixeira] can get his confidence back. You can see the last few days, he's been really good at the plate."

Cano said that he can sense the Yankees' clubhouse is beginning to relax after a frustrating homestand that saw them scuffling, particularly with runners in scoring position.

"Of course. When you're losing, you try to figure out what's wrong," Cano said. "When you're winning, you can joke around and have fun in the game."