Sep 29, 2015

Tanaka set for return to rotation

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been slated to pitch on Wednesday for the first time since he strained his right hamstring on Sept. 18. Tanaka skipped his last start and had felt discomfort after a bullpen session last Friday, but was cleared ...

Sep 26, 2015

Tanaka completes 31-pitch bullpen session

Masahiro Tanaka threw 31 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, and the New York Yankees right-hander said he thinks he can return to the rotation this season despite a strained right hamstring. Speaking through a translator, Tanaka said he was able to throw all ...

Yankees hopeful injured Tanaka can return next week

Sep 22, 2015

Yankees hopeful injured Tanaka can return next week

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday he believes right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will be healthy enough to return to action next week after suffering a hamstring injury. Tanaka (12-7) was scheduled to start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday but will miss ...

Tanaka to miss next start with strained hamstring

Sep 21, 2015

Tanaka to miss next start with strained hamstring

So much for that pitching plan the Yankees had for Toronto. Masahiro Tanaka has a strained right hamstring and won’t make his scheduled start for New York this week during a crucial series at the Blue Jays. The right-hander was hurt running to first ...

Mets pounce on Yankees in Subway Series opener

Sep 19, 2015

Mets pounce on Yankees in Subway Series opener

With a revamped offense led by Yoenis Cespedes, the New York Mets are finally perfecting the formula that has had this city in Yankees pinstripes for two decades: power and pitching. Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy and Juan Uribe each homered, and closer Jeurys Familia ...

Tanaka leads Yankees to win over Blue Jays

Sep 14, 2015

Tanaka leads Yankees to win over Blue Jays

With the New York closer to missing out on a wild-card berth than winning the AL East, Masahiro Tanaka pitched like the ace the Yankees needed him to be Tanaka allowed four hits over seven innings Sunday, and the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue ...

Tanaka fans 10 in impressive no-decision against O's

Sep 9, 2015

Tanaka fans 10 in impressive no-decision against O's

Minus their bullpen aces for a day, the New York Yankees needed someone else to make a big pitch. Chasen Shreve did, and the ball wound up in the seats. Chris Davis led off the ninth inning with his major league-leading 41st home run ...

Tanaka picks up 11th victory

Sep 3, 2015

Tanaka picks up 11th victory

Masahiro Tanaka contained the Boston Red Sox for 6⅓ innings on Wednesday to record his 11th win of the season as the New York Yankees blasted five homers in a 13-8 victory. Despite a couple of early mistakes, Tanaka (11-6) limited the damage to ...

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Aug 29, 2015

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka overcame a nightmarish start to go seven innings and pick up his 10th win of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 15-4 on Friday evening. Before 35,546 at Turner Field, Tanaka (10-6) allowed three runs on five ...

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

Aug 22, 2015

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka picked up his sixth loss of the season in a 7-3 defeat to the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Friday. Tanaka was charged with three runs — including a solo homer by Carlos Santana — and seven ...

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Aug 16, 2015

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka threw his first complete game of the season on Saturday, pitching the New York Yankees to a 4-1 win over their chief American League East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. Needing a big game with the Yankees’ bullpen spent, Tanaka (9-5) allowed ...

Cubs sweep Giants; Aoki hit on head by pitch

Aug 10, 2015

Cubs sweep Giants; Aoki hit on head by pitch

Jake Arrieta has been pitching well for a while now. This time, he also contributed with his bat. Arrieta tripled and scored in the second, and then pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 ...