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Robinson Cano lands on the disabled list with a quad strain

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The Mariners announced on Tuesday that second baseman Robinson Cano has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with a strained right quadriceps. The club recalled outfielder Boog Powell from Triple-A Tacoma.

Cano, 34, suffered the injury last Tuesday against the Phillies and wasn’t able to make it into the Mariners’ lineup since. He’s hitting .296/.362/.533 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 152 plate appearances this year. Taylor Motter will continue to handle second base while Cano is absent.

Powell, 24, is of no relation to the former Oriole by the same name. Powell was with the Mariners briefly at the end of April, going hitless in four plate appearances. With Tacoma, he was hitting a solid .288/.441/.356 in 94 PA.

Kenley Jansen’s consecutive saves streak ends at 34

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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gave up three runs in the top of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game against the Braves, blowing his first save since August 26 last season. He had converted 34 consecutive saves.

Jansen yielded back-to-back singles to lead off the ninth inning, staked to a 4-1 lead. After getting two outs, Matt Adams hit a three-run home run down the right field line to knot the game at four apiece.

After Sunday’s lackluster performance, Jansen is now 24-for-25 in save chances this season with a 1.49 ERA and a 62/2 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings.

Zach Britton sets American League record with 55th consecutive save

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Orioles closer Zach Britton finished Sunday’s 9-7 victory over the Astros with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his sixth save of the season. He has now earned the save in 55 consecutive opportunities dating back to September 2015, setting a new American League record. Tom Gordon previously held the record with 54 consecutive saves. Eric Gagne holds the major league record at 84.

Britton’s last blown save came on September 20, 2015, then converted two more saves before the end of the regular season. He went 47-for-47 in save chances last season and is six-for-six so far this year.

Along with his six saves, Britton has a 2.65 ERA and a 13/8 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. The lefty came off the disabled list earlier this month after missing two months with a strained left forearm.