Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

/ Aug 13, 2017

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder, the team said Saturday. The move was made retroactive to Thursday, a day after Tanaka felt discomfort in his shoulder while pitching four-plus innings against ...

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

/ Aug 10, 2017

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka lasted only four-plus innings Wednesday when he faced compatriot Norichika Aoki for the first time this season in an 11-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Tanaka gave up three runs, two of them earned, and two hits while ...

Tanaka takes 10th loss of season

/ Aug 3, 2017

Tanaka takes 10th loss of season

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was tagged with his 10th loss of the season on Wednesday as the New York Yankees were blanked by the Detroit Tigers 2-0. Tanaka (8-10), who suffered double-figure losses for the first time in his career combined in the majors and Japan, ...

Yankees hurler Tanaka dazzles in 14-K outing

/ Jul 29, 2017

Yankees hurler Tanaka dazzles in 14-K outing

Masahiro Tanaka took a perfect game into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 14, pitching the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays for their fifth straight win on Friday. Brett Gardner hit a leadoff home run, Aaron Judge lined his AL-leading ...

Mariners rough up Tanaka, top Yankees in 10

/ Jul 23, 2017

Mariners rough up Tanaka, top Yankees in 10

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four earned runs and a pair of homers in a no-decision in the New York Yankees' 6-5 loss in 10 innings against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Tanaka allowed all four runs in the third inning, as the Mariners took a 4-1 ...

Tanaka takes loss as Red Sox shut out Yankees

/ Jul 17, 2017

Tanaka takes loss as Red Sox shut out Yankees

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka fell to his ninth loss of the season despite 7⅔ solid innings in a 3-0 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Tanaka (7-9) allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out nine with no walks amid ...

Darvish, Tanaka finish first half with losses

/ Jul 10, 2017

Darvish, Tanaka finish first half with losses

Yu Darvish lost a pitchers' duel against JC Ramirez, who combined with three others on a two-hit shutout in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. With little offensive support at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Darvish (6-8) lost his ...

Tanaka delivers for Yankees

/ Jul 4, 2017

Tanaka delivers for Yankees

One big development for the banged-up Yankees as they've limped toward the All-Star break the past few weeks: Masahiro Tanaka is back in top form. Tanaka pitched seven sharp innings for his second straight win following a long slump, and the Yankees beat the skidding ...

Tanaka snaps eight-start winless drought

/ Jun 29, 2017

Tanaka snaps eight-start winless drought

The New York Yankees are not sure how long they will keep Miguel Andujar. Games like this will make it harder to send him back to the minors. Andujar had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut, Aaron Judge added his major ...

Darvish, Tanaka display different moods before first duel in MLB

/ Jun 23, 2017

Darvish, Tanaka display different moods before first duel in MLB

Texas Rangers hurler Yu Darvish and New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka are approaching their upcoming showdown with contrasting states of mind. A day before the two starters meet in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium, Darvish maintained a steely focus while ...

Tanaka crashes to seventh defeat

/ Jun 18, 2017

Tanaka crashes to seventh defeat

Masahiro Tanaka fell to his seventh loss of the season as the New York Yankees lost 5-2 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Tanaka (5-7) lasted only four innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out 10. He now has ...

Astros slug six home runs in rout of Twins

/ Jun 1, 2017

Astros slug six home runs in rout of Twins

Carlos Correa stood slack-jawed in the dugout as George Springer rounded the bases a second time Wednesday. Correa was unable to comprehend the force Springer must have needed to send the second-longest homer in the majors this season into the concourse above the second deck ...