MESA, Ariz. (AP) Robinson Cano had three home runs and seven RBIs to help the Seattle Mariners outlast the Chicago Cubs 12-9 Sunday in a game that was delayed for several minutes by a swarm of bees in center field.
Cano had a two-run and a three-run homer off Cubs starter Jason Hammel, who allowed nine runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Cano added a two-run shot off Trevor Cahill in the eighth and finished 4 for 4.
The Cubs hit three homers against Mariners' starter James Paxton.
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One came from Jason Heyward in the third inning, moments after he climbed the fence in center to avoid the bees. Addison Russell added a three-run homer in the third, and Dexter Fowler went deep to lead off the first.
Chicago's Matt Szczur hit a solo homer in the ninth.
Seattle's Seth Smith made it 9-7 with a two-run double in the fifth.