Cano 16th with 200 homers as a Yankee

Cano 16th with 200 homers as a Yankee

Cano 16th with 200 homers as a Yankee

NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano became the 16th player to hit 200 home runs in a Yankees uniform on Tuesday afternoon, sparking the Yankees' comeback in an 8-4 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

"It means a lot," Cano said. "As a kid, you always dream to be able to hit one. Then, to hit 200, it means a lot to me. Right now, we're in a situation where we need to win games. It's good to hit 200, but it's great to get a win."

With the Yankees trailing, 4-0, in the third inning, Cano stepped to the plate with one out and runners on second and third. Cano hit a 93-mph fastball from Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers over the center-field wall and into Monument Park, cutting Toronto's lead to one run.

"That's special," manager Joe Girardi said. "Two hundred home runs is a lot of home runs, and obviously, he's got a lot of career left in him. He had a big day, and he got us right back in the game with that three-run homer."

Cano finished the afternoon 4-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored. He entered the nightcap having hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games. With 23 homers this season, Cano has reached the 20-homer plateau for a fifth straight season.

With two more home runs, Cano will tie Bill Dickey (202) for 15th place on the Yankees' all-time list.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.