Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Jun 30, 2016

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Starlin Casto walked and Didi Gregorius capped a six-run inning with his two-run shot, lifting the Yankees over the Rangers 9-7 on Wednesday. “Threw some quality pitches down in the zone and they got ...

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Jun 25, 2016

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Friday night. ...

Tanaka stymies Twins

Jun 18, 2016

Tanaka stymies Twins

Masahiro Tanaka just needed to hit the road to find his groove again. Of course, that four-run cushion before he stepped on the mound was helpful, too. Tanaka matched a season high with eight sparkling innings, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and the ...

Tigers rough up Tanaka

Jun 12, 2016

Tigers rough up Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka had a rough outing Saturday night pitching on four days’ rest. The New York Yankees starter allowed five runs on six hits in 6⅓ innings, striking out four, in a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. “It’s about location,” Tanaka said through ...

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

Jun 2, 2016

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

The New York Yankees failed to score, and Masahiro Tanaka lost his first game of the season. Aaron Sanchez pitched 6⅔ innings to win his fourth straight decision, Edwin Encarnacion had two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 7-0 on Wednesday ...

May 28, 2016

Tanaka dazzles as Yankees down Rays

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night. Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

May 11, 2016

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs, equaling his worst tally in a single game, and gave up six runs over seven innings but did not get a decision as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert first ...

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

May 6, 2016

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

The pitching was sound. So was the defense. Unfortunately for the New York Yankees, hitting remains very much a problem in their effort to climb out of last place in the AL East. New York managed only four hits, stranded only three runners and ...

BoSox rally past Yankees

Apr 30, 2016

BoSox rally past Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka threw 6⅔ strong innings on Friday, but Koji Uehara had the last laugh, earning the win in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-2 victory over Tanaka’s New York Yankees. Uehara (1-1) was razor sharp in one, 10-pitch inning, and earned the win in ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Apr 13, 2016

Tanaka, Iwakuma set to face off

Former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma are scheduled to start against each other for the first time Sunday, when the New York Yankees host the Seattle Mariners. The two right-handers played together at Rakuten from 2007 to 2011. They ...