Tanaka tops majors in wins

Jun 18, 2014

Tanaka tops majors in wins

Once Masahiro Tanaka overcame that early jolt from Jose Reyes, the rookie did just fine. Tanaka gave up a home run to Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto ...

Tanaka puts on show again

Jun 12, 2014

Tanaka puts on show again

Superlatives will be scarce come September if Masahiro Tanaka continues this pace. For now, Joe Girardi and the rest of the New York Yankees are just thankful they have the Japanese right-hander pitching like one of the best in baseball. “He’s been really, really ...

Jun 10, 2014

Tanaka-Iwakuma showdown called off due to rain

Former Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles teammates Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma, who were scheduled to face off in a pitching duel on Tuesday in Seattle, will not face each other this week after Tanaka’s schedule in the New York Yankees rotation was pushed ahead ...

Tanaka, now 9-1, cements status as Yankees ace

Jun 6, 2014

Tanaka, now 9-1, cements status as Yankees ace

In a season full of bumps for the New York Yankees, there has been one sure thing. Namely, Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics’ five-game ...

A's slug past Yankees in 10th

Jun 4, 2014

A's slug past Yankees in 10th

Sean Doolittle wasn’t surprised at all by Oakland’s offensive outburst in the 10th inning. Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th, and the A’s rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. The ...

Jun 4, 2014

Tanaka named AL pitcher of month

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been selected the American League pitcher of the month for May. Still, the Japanese star says he’s not satisfied with his performance in the major leagues despite his success. “On the mound, some of the stuff I want to ...

Seager's rare hitting feat powers Mariners past Yankees

Jun 3, 2014

Seager's rare hitting feat powers Mariners past Yankees

Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple. Seager had another triple, a home run and a ...

Cubs end Tanaka's win streak

May 21, 2014

Cubs end Tanaka's win streak

All Masahiro Tanaka could do was put this one behind him and look forward to his next start. He’ll be hard-pressed to match an unbeaten streak like this, though. Tanaka had his unbeaten regular-season run snapped at 42 starts, allowing a career-high four runs ...

Kuroda wins opener; Yankees split twinbill

May 19, 2014

Kuroda wins opener; Yankees split twinbill

Hiroki Kuroda dodged some bullets but worked six innings and earned his first win since April 12 as the New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in the first game of their interleague doubleheader on Sunday. Kuroda (3-3) allowed three runs on five ...

Tanaka baffles Mets in win

May 15, 2014

Tanaka baffles Mets in win

Masahiro Tanaka has been every bit the ace the New York Yankees went shopping for last winter. Tanaka pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout and the Yankees got home runs from Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira on Wednesday night, snapping a ...

Kuroda solid on mound as Yankees edge Angels on late HR

May 7, 2014

Kuroda solid on mound as Yankees edge Angels on late HR

Hiroki Kuroda had his best start of the season but wasn’t involved in the decision as the New York Yankees edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Tuesday. Kuroda allowed just one earned run on five hits in 7⅔-innings, striking out eight without issuing ...

Iwakuma wins season debut after return from injury

May 4, 2014

Iwakuma wins season debut after return from injury

Hisashi Iwakuma won his season debut Saturday, pitching 6⅔ innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the host Houston Astros 9-8. Iwakuma missed more than a month at the start of the season with a torn extensor tendon in his right middle finger, but ...