A penalty and first-time strike took Kane’s league tally to three goals in two games since his summer switch from Tottenham, though otherwise it was a relatively inconspicuous performance from the England captain.
The visitors made a good start to keep Bayern in check as the home team looked short of ideas and energy.
But two mistakes led to two first-half goals for the 11-time defending champions.
Augsburg goalkeeper Finn Dahmen saved Leroy Sané’s shot, only for the rebound to go in off defender Felix Uduokhai for an own-goal in the 32nd minute, and Kane scored from the penalty spot in the 40th. The penalty was awarded through VAR after Joshua Kimmich’s shot brushed Augsburg defender Niklas Dorsch’s arm.
Dion Drena Beljo scored the visitors’ consolation in the 86th after Ermedin Demirović played the ball between Matthijs de Ligt’s legs.
FRANKFURT STRIKES LATE
Éric Junior Dina Ebimbe set off down the left past a couple of Mainz defenders and crossed to give Marmoush an easy finish in the first minute of stoppages.
Mainz had defended well up to then, frustrating the visitors with persistent harrying and it looked like Lee Jae-sung’s first-half header was going to be enough to win the game.
Lee scored in the 25th when Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was hampered by his own defender from reaching the ball.
Randall Kolo Muani went close for Frankfurt midway through the second half when he headed just wide. The France forward has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Mainz’s task was made easier when Frankfurt midfielder Ansgar Knauff was sent off in the 61st with his second yellow card for catching Leandro Barreiro in the face with his boot while attempting a clearance.
But Ebimbe and Marmoush mustered one last attack.
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Ciarán Fahey, The Associated Press