Hits beginning to fall in for Cano

Hits beginning to fall in for Cano

CLEVELAND -- The Yankees are hopeful that Robinson Cano is busting out of his recent skid, as the second baseman had logged extra-base hits in each of his last three games entering play on Sunday.

"He's had some hits lately," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I looked at his at-bats in Chicago; he lined out a couple times, hit the ball pretty hard. I think he's swinging the bat pretty good."

Cano has gone 6-for-18 on the Yankees' current road trip, which concludes on Sunday. Girardi said that he believes Cano's funk was largely a product of hitting the ball in the wrong places.

"He's had some bad luck," Girardi said. "Hitters go through things they're going to go through. We faced a lot of tough lefties in a streak where maybe he didn't have quite as many hits as we've seen in the past.

"He hit a ball off the wall [on Saturday], a double, had a couple of hits. He's swinging all right."

In his career against the Indians, Cano has hit .345 (68-for-197), his highest average against any American League opponent. He has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games against Cleveland since the beginning of the 2010 season.