Tanaka advises Otani to make fast move to majors

Dec 6, 2016

Tanaka advises Otani to make fast move to majors

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka urged Japanese baseball’s two-way phenom Shohei Otani to head to the majors as soon as possible if he wants to land the best deal he can. “If you have what it takes, I think the younger you are ...

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Sep 16, 2016

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitched four-hit ball over seven innings Thursday but was not involved in the decision as the New York Yankees allowed the Boston Red Sox to come from behind in a 7-5 defeat. Tanaka, who was looking to post his career-high 14th ...

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Sep 11, 2016

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Masahiro Tanaka worked into the eighth inning, pitching the surging New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. After a half-hour rain delay, Tanaka (13-4) had trouble putting batters away. He threw a 22-pitch first inning, starting with ...

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

Aug 31, 2016

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings but did not figure in the decision in the New York Yankees’ 5-4, 10-inning win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Tanaka, who had won his four previous starts, was going for his 12th win ...

Ichiro's three-hit game puts him within six of 3,000 in MLB

Jul 19, 2016

Ichiro's three-hit game puts him within six of 3,000 in MLB

Ichiro Suzuki started for the first time in 10 games and paid dividends with his fifth three-hit game of the season in the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Suzuki moved within six hits of a career 3,000 after ...

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Jul 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Just a couple of days into the season’s second half, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his team needed to win this one. Fortunately for New York, he had the right men on the mound. Masahiro Tanaka outpitched David Price in their first matchup to ...

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Jul 6, 2016

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Masahiro Tanaka made one of his best starts of the season, throwing 7⅔ scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in a 9-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. With razor-sharp command of his splitter and slider, Tanaka (6-2) had White Sox ...

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 ...