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 ...

Mariners win big as tempers flare

Apr 6, 2016

Mariners win big as tempers flare

Scott Servais got a beer shower in the Seattle clubhouse and had a champagne bottle sitting on his desk after his first win as a big league skipper. The victory came with a little bonus — the manager’s first chance to show his players ...

Tanaka named starter for opener

Apr 1, 2016

Tanaka named starter for opener

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the New York Yankees on Opening Day for the second year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Thursday. The 27-year-old Tanaka will be just the second Japanese pitcher to start on Opening Day for two straight years ...

Improving Tanaka encourages Yankees

Mar 30, 2016

Improving Tanaka encourages Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka pitched four innings, allowing seven hits but just one run, and a split squad of New York Yankees led the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Tuesday when the game was rained out. The start of the game was delayed 40 minutes by rain and ...

Tanaka may not start opener for Yankees

Mar 29, 2016

Tanaka may not start opener for Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka’s final spring training start Tuesday against Philadelphia will likely determine whether he will be the the starter for the New York Yankees on Opening Day. Tanaka has a 7.36 ERA in four starts and gave up seven runs in four innings against ...

Tanaka struggles in latest outing

Mar 24, 2016

Tanaka struggles in latest outing

Masahiro Tanaka was solid in his first three spring training starts. The right-hander’s latest outing for the New York Yankees didn’t go nearly as well. Tanaka allowed seven runs and the Washington Nationals rolled to a 13-0 win Wednesday night. Tanaka had given up ...

Tanaka labors through two innings

Mar 18, 2016

Tanaka labors through two innings

Masahiro Tanaka had to stretch to find positives on Thursday from his third preseason start, when he allowed two runs in two innings. The New York Yankees right-hander allowed four hits and struck out one and hit a batter. Tanaka had been slated to ...

Tanaka tosses three scoreless innings in second start of spring

Mar 12, 2016

Tanaka tosses three scoreless innings in second start of spring

Masahiro Tanaka fired three scoreless innings on Friday in his second preseason start, despite having poor command of his breaking pitches early on. “To some extent, my balance wasn’t good while I was pitching,” Tanaka told reporters after allowing one hit and striking out ...