A sea change for the Mariners

And even though McClendon is a former hitting coach, Young says he manages the pitching staff as well as any manager he's played for.

Cano gave up the bright lights of New York to play with the Mariners, but perhaps he will bring some of that spotlight and glamour to Seattle -- just as his agent, Jay Z, did when he and Beyonce played Safeco Field last month.

During Monday's electric game, Cano talked to teammate and former  New York Met  Endy Chavez.

"When you play in New York, every day is like this," Cano said. "There, you have to win. You have to play to win every single game, and it's always crowded like this, always crowded. Especially when you play in New York against Boston. That's how it felt tonight."

Seattle fans will cross their fingers, wear their rally caps Fernando Rodney-style and hope they can feel it again throughout the final six weeks of the season -- and then, perhaps, in an October fit for the silver screen.

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