Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

May 13, 2016

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

Chase Headley can only hope one successful swing leads to a lot more. Stuck in a deep slump, Headley homered for his first extra-base hit this season, helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night. “It’s been a long ...

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

May 11, 2016

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs, equaling his worst tally in a single game, and gave up six runs over seven innings but did not get a decision as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert first ...

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

May 6, 2016

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

The pitching was sound. So was the defense. Unfortunately for the New York Yankees, hitting remains very much a problem in their effort to climb out of last place in the AL East. New York managed only four hits, stranded only three runners and ...

May 5, 2016

Rodriguez placed on 15-day disabled list

Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a loss to the Orioles. Afterward, ...

BoSox rally past Yankees

Apr 30, 2016

BoSox rally past Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka threw 6⅔ strong innings on Friday, but Koji Uehara had the last laugh, earning the win in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-2 victory over Tanaka’s New York Yankees. Uehara (1-1) was razor sharp in one, 10-pitch inning, and earned the win in ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Apr 13, 2016

Tanaka, Iwakuma set to face off

Former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma are scheduled to start against each other for the first time Sunday, when the New York Yankees host the Seattle Mariners. The two right-handers played together at Rakuten from 2007 to 2011. They ...

Yankees tap Matsui to throw first pitch

Apr 2, 2016

Yankees tap Matsui to throw first pitch

The New York Yankees said Friday former outfielder Hideki Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, will throw out the first pitch on opening day. New York hosts the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Monday, when Masahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees in ...

Tanaka named starter for opener

Apr 1, 2016

Tanaka named starter for opener

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the New York Yankees on Opening Day for the second year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Thursday. The 27-year-old Tanaka will be just the second Japanese pitcher to start on Opening Day for two straight years ...

Yankees lose closer Miller to broken wrist from line drive

Mar 31, 2016

Yankees lose closer Miller to broken wrist from line drive

The Yankees’ heralded bullpen depth could be tested early. Andrew Miller broke his non-pitching wrist when struck on the right arm by a line drive in the seventh inning of New York’s 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The left-hander threw his ...

Improving Tanaka encourages Yankees

Mar 30, 2016

Improving Tanaka encourages Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka pitched four innings, allowing seven hits but just one run, and a split squad of New York Yankees led the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Tuesday when the game was rained out. The start of the game was delayed 40 minutes by rain and ...