• Kyodo


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 to Wednesday.

The Yankees were rained out Monday at Kauffmann Stadium in Kansas City, meaning Tanaka’s scheduled start against Seattle Mariners righty Iwakuma was switched to Wednesday in Seattle. Iwakuma instead will face Yankees lefty Vidal Nuno on Tuesday.

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