fluid or dazzling Monday night in his return to baseball.Especially returning to a completely new position at first base.The eight-time All-Star began his rehab assignment with the Seattle Mariners‘ Triple-A affiliate as he prepares for his return from an 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement.He played eight innings at first base for the Tacoma Rainiers http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , making three nice defensive plays. And in four plate appearances, he had a hit and walk before departing for a pinch runner in the eighth inning.“I am just happy to be back on the field,” Cano said. “The past few months, I have just been waiting for this day. I am happy that everything went good today.”Primarily a second baseman his entire career, Cano is expected to play first base, third base and some second base during this rehab assignment.At times Monday, Cano looked fidgety at first base.“It is really different,” Cano said. “You have to bend and stretch your legs. It is hard on me. Right now, everything is sore.”But he held his own at a new position.In the third inning, he applied a tag on Colorado Springs’ Dylan Moore during a stolen-base rundown. In the fifth, he scooped up a short-hop throw from third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean. And in the seventh Danny Duffy Jersey , he stretched to snare Mejias-Brean’s high throw at the bag.Later in the seventh, Domingo Santana hit a sharp grounder at Cano, which deflected off the infielder’s glove. It was ruled a single.Cano said he put in a lot of work back in the Dominican Republic, and even consulted with Albert Pujols, of the Los Angeles Angels, and Edwin Encarnacion, of the Cleveland Indians about some of the nuances of playing first base.“The hard part, you have to keep in your mind on every ground ball, you have to go to the bag,” said Cano, who played first base for the first time in 2 Frank White Jersey ,531 major- or minor-league career games. “That was the first thing I had in my head – don’t be late and be ready for every ground ball.”Cano is expected to serve as the Rainiers’ designated hitter on Tuesday. He will have Wednesday off, then go off to Single-A Everett for four games starting Thursday. After that, he is eligible to return to the Mariners on Aug. 14 while the team is in Oakland.Cano had not played a game in 85 days, not since fracturing the fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch May 13 at Detroit. He was suspended two days later.He was hitting .287 with 23 RBIs in 39 games prior to his injury. DETROIT (AP) — For Kevan Smith and the Chicago White Sox, this home run was particularly special.Smith used his custom uniform Saturday night to honor Daniel Webb, the former Chicago reliever who died in an ATV accident last October . In the second inning, Smith connected for his first homer of the season, and the White Sox went on to win 6-1 over the Detroit Tigers.“There’s just been a lot of things that’s happened in my life, since the accident. It was almost like in the back of my head — like, wow, what if like I hit a home run here?” Smith said. “And oh my gosh http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , it happens. Just felt like I was going to start crying, running around the bases.”Major leaguers have been wearing nicknames on the backs of their jerseys for Players’ Weekend, and “WEBBY” was Smith’s choice. His two-run shot in the second gave Chicago a 3-0 lead.“It only hit a few guys I think when I hit it, at first,” Smith said. “When guys started realizing the significance of it, it was pretty overwhelming.”Lucas Giolito (10-9) pitched seven sharp innings in his third straight quality start. He allowed a run and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts.Mikie Mahtook homered for the Tigers. Ryan Carpenter (1-2) gave up six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.“I started getting behind hitters right from the start and that got me into big trouble,” Carpenter said. “I didn’t have command of my fastball — everything was up — and when I was finally able to find an adjustment in the fourth inning, it was already too little, too late.”Detroit optioned Carpenter to Triple-A Toledo after the game.The White Sox took an immediate 1-0 lead in the first when Tim Anderson drew a leadoff walk and scored on Jose Rondon’s double. Smith’s drive made it 3-0. After Mahtook homered in the bottom of the second, Chicago responded with two runs in the third on an RBI single by Yoan Moncada and a sacrifice fly by Ryan LaMarre.Matt Davidson brought home another run with a double in the fifth.“Early on, the game really dragged. I don’t like games that don’t have any pace to them http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey ,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Carp had a really slow pace and didn’t have his best stuff, and we all fell into it. Their guy pitched well, and we hit a few balls on the screws but right at people, but we really didn’t do much.”The White Sox have won eight of 11.LOOKING BETTERGiolito lowered his ERA to 5.85. It’s still the worst mark in the major leagues of anyone who qualifies for the ERA title, but the 23-year-old right-hander has been a bit better since the All-Star break.“It was definitely the best fastball command I’ve had all season,” Giolito said. “Warming up in the bullpen, I was hitting both sides of the plate super consistently.”This was the second time this month that Giolito has gone seven innings with only one run allowed. He also did it in a no-decision Aug. 3 at Tampa Bay.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: OF JaCoby Jones (right hamstring strain) continued his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo.UP NEXTChicago rookie Michael Kopech (0-0) takes the mound in his second career start for the series finale against Detroit’s Jordan Zimmermann (6-5) on Sunday. The Tigers are retiring Hall of Famer Alan Trammell’s No. 3 and will have a ceremony before the game.