Laird grateful for Fighters' support

Jun 8, 2016

Laird grateful for Fighters' support

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Although the start of his Japan career was truly forgettable, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters third baseman Brandon Laird has not forgotten those who helped him get through it. Laird was named the May winner of the Pacific League’s Player of the Month Award on ...

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

Jun 2, 2016

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

The New York Yankees failed to score, and Masahiro Tanaka lost his first game of the season. Aaron Sanchez pitched 6⅔ innings to win his fourth straight decision, Edwin Encarnacion had two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 7-0 on Wednesday ...

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

May 30, 2016

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

For the first time in a century the New York Yankees won a game with just one hit. Starlin Castro’s two-run homer off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning was enough to give the Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on ...

May 28, 2016

Tanaka dazzles as Yankees down Rays

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night. Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his ...

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 ...