Oct 2, 2014

Tanaka vows to learn from first year

Masahiro Tanaka spoke about his up-and-down first season in the big leagues on Wednesday, saying he had to put his varied experiences to good use in the future. “The different experiences I had this year are now assets,” the 25-year-old Tanaka told a news ...

Jeter signs off as heated rivalry takes back seat

Sep 29, 2014

Jeter signs off as heated rivalry takes back seat

On the last day of his remarkable career, Derek Jeter performed another amazing feat. He brought Yankees and Red Sox fans together. The rich and often antagonistic rivalry showed its softer side Sunday: A pregame ceremony honoring New York’s retiring captain produced numerous standing ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Red Sox in final start of season

Sep 28, 2014

Tanaka gets shelled by Red Sox in final start of season

Masahiro Tanaka struggled in his second start back from a two-month injury layoff on Saturday, departing in the second inning as the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 10-4. Tanaka looked solid last week in his first test since he was diagnosed ...

Jeter gets game-winning hit for Yankees in final home game

Sep 26, 2014

Jeter gets game-winning hit for Yankees in final home game

The perfect script. Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment of his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday ...

Tanaka wins in return from elbow injury

Sep 22, 2014

Tanaka wins in return from elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 148 kph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn’t feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2½ months. “Obviously, I’m very relieved,” ...

Sep 20, 2014

Tanaka ready to return for Yankees

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. ...

Yanks prevail against Jays

Sep 20, 2014

Yanks prevail against Jays

Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs in 6⅔ innings on Friday for the New York Yankees, who won their third straight, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Kuroda (11-9) gave up seven hits without a walk, while striking out seven. One of the runs was ...

Kuroda still grinding on pitcher's mound

Sep 17, 2014

Kuroda still grinding on pitcher's mound

Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who is now completing his sixth big league season following 11 years in Japan, told Kyodo News recently that his future after this season is up in the air — just as it has been since 2012. “For me, each and ...

Tanaka could make return against Blue Jays

Sep 17, 2014

Tanaka could make return against Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation on Sunday after an absence of more than two months. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the right-hander is tentatively set to get the start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another ...

Sep 16, 2014

Tanaka tosses five scoreless innings in instructional league simulated game

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. ...

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Sep 15, 2014

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda was razor sharp over seven innings on Sunday for the New York Yankees, but did not figure in the decision as the Yankees lost 3-2 in the Baltimore Orioles’ final at-bat. Kuroda allowed a run on six hits without a walk, while ...