Brief skid over, Cano poised to break out

Brief skid over, Cano poised to break out

Brief skid over, Cano poised to break out
CHICAGO -- Robinson Cano wasn't exactly turning his bat handles into sawdust during a recent offensive skid, but the Yankees' second baseman is pleased to have snapped his hitless string.

Cano singled in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, breaking an 0-for-16 slump. Cano still has just two hits in his last 26 at-bats but believes his luck is about to change.

"It's always good when you do something good," Cano said. "It's something that you don't want to go through, but the good thing is that we're winning right now. You don't have to worry about losing while you're not doing your job. Hopefully, we started something last night."

Cano said that he feels healthy after a stiff neck cost him some playing time, and he added that he has been hitting the ball hard at people. Yankees manager Joe Girardi agreed.

"Sometimes, people get caught up in the numbers and not necessarily the at-bats," Girardi said. "I don't worry a whole lot about Robbie. The only thing you need to worry about is his health, and physically, he's really, really good. I don't worry too much."

Cano entered play on Monday batting .305 with 25 home runs and 68 RBIs in 120 games and said, for the most part, he has been pleased with his season.

"The biggest thing for me is that I'm healthy, just to be able to help the team the whole year," Cano said. "Even if you have a great year, here it's about winning and the playoffs. I can't complain about my year."