A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

Jun 20, 2015

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

MLB Yankees 7 Tigers 2 After everything he’s encountered, Alex Rodriguez broke into a big smile — all the way around the bases. Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far ...

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

Jun 16, 2015

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

MLB Facing Ichiro Suzuki for the first time, New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka surrendered two hits to his countryman and suffered his second loss of the season on Monday in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins. After two straight starts in which everything ...

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Jun 15, 2015

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Masahiro Tanaka is eagerly awaiting his chance to finally face his boyhood hero Ichiro Suzuki on Monday as the New York Yankees right-hander readies himself to face the Miami Marlins. “I’ve been looking forward to this, I followed him since I was little when ...

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Jun 10, 2015

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Masahiro Tanaka outlasted former Cy Young Award-winner Max Scherzer to post his fourth win as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a run on five hits in an efficient seven-pitch outing at Yankee Stadium in which ...

Tanaka impresses in return

Jun 4, 2015

Tanaka impresses in return

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka made a dominant return from the disabled list on Wednesday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball and picking up the win as New York beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1. Tanaka, coming back from tendinitis in his wrist and a strained ...

May 28, 2015

Tanaka yields three runs in three innings in rehab start

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka had a shaky second rehab assignment Wednesday but said he had no physical issues after tossing three innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Tanaka was scheduled to throw 65 pitches, but ended up throwing ...

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

May 20, 2015

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

Ryan Zimmerman’s career-long knack for game-ending homers trumped Andrew Miller’s season-long ability to avoid allowing opponents to score. Zimmerman’s two-run shot off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run in 2015, ...

May 19, 2015

Tanaka works out in bullpen

The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches Monday in his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, and is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday. The Yankees made the announcement Monday, when Tanaka worked out at ...

Sabathia ends winless spell

May 12, 2015

Sabathia ends winless spell

Alex Rodriguez was part of a New York Yankees power display that helped CC Sabathia finally get a win. Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Rodriguez hit one of New York’s five homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa ...

May 9, 2015

Tanaka working toward recovery

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch for a second straight day on Friday and said he was moving in the right direction after being placed on the disabled list with right arm issues. Tanaka completed 25 throws from 60 feet and 25 ...

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

May 8, 2015

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

Tainted or not, Alex Rodriguez had plenty of reasons to celebrate homer No. 661. A-Rod passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list Thursday night, helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. “All of this is pretty crazy,” ...

May 8, 2015

Tanaka throws for first time since being placed on 15-day DL

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on Thursday practiced throwing for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist tendinitis and a mildly strained forearm on April 28. Tanaka made 50 throws from 18.2 meters (60 feet) before the ...