Robinson Cano: God's plan for Yankees to make postseason

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Cano believes that a higher power has a storybook ending in mind for Mariano Rivera.

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is placing his faith in a higher power that his team will make the postseason, reports David Lennon of Newsday.

Cano talked about his team's post-season chances with Lennon, telling the reporter "We will (make the playoffs). I think God has a plan for Mo."

Long-time Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is in his final season with the club. Rivera has only missed the postseason twice since joining the team in 1995: 2008 and 2012, when Rivera was injured.

Cano and Rivera have both done their part to keep the Yankees in the playoff hunt. Cano is batting .310/.383/.516 with 27 homers and 107 RBI, while Rivera has 2.30 ERA over 60 appearances this season, recording 43 saves.

The Yankees have battled numerous injury issues this season, but enter Monday with a 79-71 record, three games behind the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers in the AL Wild Card race. The team has an off-day Monday before starting a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.

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