Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

/ Sep 11, 2016

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Masahiro Tanaka worked into the eighth inning, pitching the surging New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. After a half-hour rain delay, Tanaka (13-4) had trouble putting batters away. He threw a 22-pitch first inning, starting with ...

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

/ Aug 31, 2016

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings but did not figure in the decision in the New York Yankees’ 5-4, 10-inning win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Tanaka, who had won his four previous starts, was going for his 12th win ...

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

/ Aug 12, 2016

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

Alex Rodriguez got the raucous booing he expected and the victory his team needed. Rodriguez drove in a run with a bases-loaded dribbler, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees over the Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday ...

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

/ Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins on Sunday became the 30th Major League Baseball player with 3,000 career hits. Ichiro, who in 2001 became the first Japanese position player in MLB history, joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rod Carew (Panama) and Rafael ...

Teams swing several deals

/ Aug 2, 2016

Teams swing several deals

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

/ Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

/ Jul 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Just a couple of days into the season’s second half, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his team needed to win this one. Fortunately for New York, he had the right men on the mound. Masahiro Tanaka outpitched David Price in their first matchup to ...

Tanaka dominates White Sox

/ Jul 6, 2016

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Masahiro Tanaka made one of his best starts of the season, throwing 7⅔ scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in a 9-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. With razor-sharp command of his splitter and slider, Tanaka (6-2) had White Sox ...