Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Aug 5, 2015

Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs in six-plus innings to earn his eighth win, and the New York Yankees turned the game into a rout after he left, beating the Boston Red Sox 13-3 on Tuesday. Before 48,522 at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (8-4) was razor ...

Rangers punish wild Tanaka

Jul 30, 2015

Rangers punish wild Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka kept missing his spots for the New York Yankees. Once the Japanese right-hander allowed the first three Texas batters in the second inning to reach base and score, the Yankees never caught up. Colby Lewis worked six innings for his 11th victory ...

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Jul 24, 2015

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Masahiro Tanaka put in another strong performance on Thursday to pick up his seventh win as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 9-3, completing a three-game sweep. Tanaka (7-3) showed pinpoint accuracy for most of his 7⅔ innings, striking out seven and ...

Tanaka picks up sixth victory of season

Jul 18, 2015

Tanaka picks up sixth victory of season

Masahiro Tanaka picked up where he left off before the All-Star break on Friday, winning his fourth consecutive start in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Tanaka overcame two home runs from Kyle Seager — a solo shot in the ...

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Jul 10, 2015

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Masahiro Tanaka tossed a season-high 114 pitches over 7⅔ innings in a strong showing Thursday as the Yankees topped the Oakland A’s 6-2. Tanaka (5-3) recorded six strikeouts and allowed two runs — one earned — on just two hits to pick up his ...

Tanaka shaky in no-decision

Jul 4, 2015

Tanaka shaky in no-decision

After two poor outings, Masahiro Tanaka was better, but not as sharp as he’d like on Friday, when he allowed three runs in six innings for the New York Yankees, who twice came from behind to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 12 ...

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Jun 28, 2015

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three home runs for the second straight game in blowing a six-run lead over five innings for the New York Yankees, who pulled out a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Coming off his worst career start, Tanaka, ...

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Jun 22, 2015

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of long balls, in the Tigers’ 12-4 victory over the ...

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

Jun 16, 2015

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

MLB Facing Ichiro Suzuki for the first time, New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka surrendered two hits to his countryman and suffered his second loss of the season on Monday in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins. After two straight starts in which everything ...

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Jun 15, 2015

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Masahiro Tanaka is eagerly awaiting his chance to finally face his boyhood hero Ichiro Suzuki on Monday as the New York Yankees right-hander readies himself to face the Miami Marlins. “I’ve been looking forward to this, I followed him since I was little when ...

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Jun 10, 2015

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Masahiro Tanaka outlasted former Cy Young Award-winner Max Scherzer to post his fourth win as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a run on five hits in an efficient seven-pitch outing at Yankee Stadium in which ...

Tanaka impresses in return

Jun 4, 2015

Tanaka impresses in return

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka made a dominant return from the disabled list on Wednesday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball and picking up the win as New York beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1. Tanaka, coming back from tendinitis in his wrist and a strained ...