Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

/ May 3, 2017

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs over 6⅓ innings but earned his fourth win of the year as the New York Yankees belted five home runs in an 11-5 defeat of the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.Tanaka (4-1) allowed a double to Kevin Pillar with ...

Tanaka tosses three-hit shutout, retires final 14 batters

/ Apr 28, 2017

Tanaka tosses three-hit shutout, retires final 14 batters

New York Yankees starters failed to record a complete game in all of 2016 — the first time in franchise history that’s happened.Masahiro Tanaka ended that slump this season before April was up. Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his ...

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

/ Apr 20, 2017

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki on Wednesday homered for the first time this season and did so at Safeco Field, his former home ballpark, although the Marlins squandered an early lead in a 10-5 defeat to the Seattle Mariners.In the finale of a three-game series and ...

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

/ Apr 15, 2017

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

For a stretch Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked like New York’s ace for the first time this season.Next step: keep that form over a full game. Tanaka delivered 6⅓ effective innings, Aroldis Chapman escaped his own jam for his third save in three days ...

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

/ Apr 9, 2017

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

Right-hander Yu Darvish pitched six strong innings but was tagged with the loss as the Texas Rangers were defeated by the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Saturday.Darvish, who did not figure in the decision in his Opening Day start on Monday, allowed just one run ...

Tanaka, Yankees rocked in season opener

/ Apr 3, 2017

Tanaka, Yankees rocked in season opener

Pitch by pitch, Chris Archer set the tone for what he and the Tampa Bay Rays hope will be a bounce-back year.Not such a good start for Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. Archer pitched seven solid innings, and the Rays roughed up ...

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

/ Feb 16, 2017

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Wednesday he was honored to have been selected to start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row.The Yankees announced the previous day that the 28-year-old Tanaka would start for the visiting ...

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

/ Feb 15, 2017

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday.Should Tanaka take the mound as scheduled when the 2017 Major League Baseball season begins April 2, he will ...

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 the ...

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 win, ...