Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Baseball / MLB Dec 27, 2018

Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Shohei Ohtani's historic big league debut wasn't the only story coming out of the majors this year, but it often seemed like it. The ups and downs of the hard-hitting, hard-throwing American League Rookie of the Year captured imaginations on both sides of the Pacific, ...

No win for Masahiro Tanaka as Yankees beat Marlins

Baseball / MLB Aug 22, 2018

No win for Masahiro Tanaka as Yankees beat Marlins

Masahiro Tanaka, who is one win short of another 10-win season, was not involved in the decision Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 2-1, 12-inning victory over the Miami Marlins. The 29-year-old, who is 9-4 in 20 starts this season, pitched four scoreless innings at ...

Tanaka's run ends as BoSox edge Yankees

Baseball / MLB Aug 6, 2018

Tanaka's run ends as BoSox edge Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka missed out on his 10th win and saw his career-high 21⅓-inning scoreless streak end Sunday when he allowed a home run as the New York Yankees blew a three-run lead in a 5-4 extra-innings loss to the Boston Red Sox. Tanaka, who is ...

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka joins three other Japanese pitchers on DL

Baseball / MLB Jun 10, 2018

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka joins three other Japanese pitchers on DL

The New York Yankees said Saturday right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with mild strains in both hamstrings. Tanaka becomes the latest Japanese pitcher on MLB's disabled list, following Yu Darvish (Chicago Cubs, triceps tendonitis), Kenta Maeda (Los Angeles Dodgers, ...

Baseball / MLB May 25, 2018

Angels decide to push back Shohei Ohtani's next start

Shohei Ohtani will not make his scheduled start on Sunday against the New York Yankees, nixing the highly anticipated pitching matchup between the rising star and Masahiro Tanaka, the Los Angeles Angels announced on Thursday. "There's so much on his plate on what he has ...