A-Rod hits 660th HR

May 2, 2015

A-Rod hits 660th HR

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 153-kph fastball over ...

Tanaka out for month at least

Apr 29, 2015

Tanaka out for month at least

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay that tests showed ...

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Apr 27, 2015

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays ...

Mets see win streak halted at 11

Apr 25, 2015

Mets see win streak halted at 11

On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently threw deceptive strikes into the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira ...

Tanaka excels against Rays

Apr 19, 2015

Tanaka excels against Rays

Faced with questions about his elbow and his velocity this season, Masahiro Tanaka put together his best performance against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka allowed two hits over seven innings, Chris Young hit a grand slam and the New York Yankees routed the Rays ...

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

Apr 13, 2015

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka earned his first win of the season on Sunday as the Yankees bats awoke in a 14-4 whipping of the Boston Red Sox. Tanaka (1-1) was a little sharper than in his opening day debut, particularly with his ...

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

Apr 11, 2015

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

In the latest classic matchup of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned at 2:13 a.m. After squandering leads in the ninth, 16th ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

Apr 7, 2015

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka yielded five runs — four earned — and five hits in four innings as the Opening Day starter on Monday, taking the loss in a 6-1 home defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Tanaka is the ...

Tanaka expects speed to be down this year

Apr 5, 2015

Tanaka expects speed to be down this year

New York Yankees opening day starter Masahiro Tanaka says his fastball speed could be down this season as he makes adjustments to the way he throws. “I’m trying to establish a certain pitching style for me this year, so maybe it isn’t the wisest ...

Tanaka raring to go ahead of new season

Apr 1, 2015

Tanaka raring to go ahead of new season

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4⅓ innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka struck out one and gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. ...

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Mar 25, 2015

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees’ opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia’s streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York. “Absolutely, it will be a great honor to be able to pitch opening day,” Tanaka ...