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 ...

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 ...