Worn out Blue Jays spanked by Mariners

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays misses a ball off the bat of Mike Zunino of the Seattle...

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays misses a ball off the bat of Mike Zunino of the Seattle Mariners that went for an RBI triple in the sixth inning at Safeco Field on August 11, 2014. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:14 AM ET

SEATTLE - Most of the fans came to cheer Your Toronto Blue Jays.

They came to Safeco Field wearing Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Adam Lind and George Bell jerseys Monday night.

Roughly 55% of the crowd was expected to be from north of the border according to one Seattle Mariners official an hour before the first pitch.

M’s fans dressed in gold to cheer The King, Felix Hernandez, in sections down the left field line.

In the end, after the “Let’s Go Blue Jays, Let’s Go Blue Jays” chants died down and when you looked past Hernandez, which was difficult, it was the Cano show.

Robinson Cano, the New York Yankees free agent Seattle signed in December to a 10-year, $240-million US contract, went deep and made like Robbie Alomar in the field as the Mariners thumped the Jays 11-1 before a sold out crowd of 41,116 -- 55% of whom went home unhappy. And this despite the fact their beloved Vancouver Canadians were in a pennant push against the hated Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver Monday.

The loss dropped the Jays six games behind the Baltimore Orioles, 11-3 winners over the New York Yankees in the American League East and a game back of the Mariners -- and two games behind the Detroit Tigers for the second wild-card spot.


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