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Robinson cruise control? Not anymore

Cano plays hard, works hard and is Reason 1 why Yanks can complete ALCS comeback

Updated: October 22, 2010, 3:23 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- He gets it now, Robinson Cano does, and that is no minor miracle. Only two years ago, Cano was a lost and clueless talent summoned to Joe Girardi's office and told to have a seat.

Cano didn't hustle after a loose ball, allowing Tampa Bay's Cliff Floyd an extra base, and Girardi finally pulled him from the game and kept him on the bench. When it came to all-out drive, or being what baseball people like to call a "gamer," this was hardly Cano's first crime or misdemeanor.

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