Masahiro Tanaka ready to help keep Yankees' season alive

Baseball / MLB Oct 8, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka ready to help keep Yankees' season alive

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Saturday he is ready to lift the New York Yankees over the Cleveland Indians when he starts Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday. "Of course I feel pressured. I want to change the flow and the mood ...

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka named starter for Game 3

Baseball / MLB Oct 5, 2017

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka named starter for Game 3

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians this weekend, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. While the Yankees announced that Sonny Gray will start Game 1 and CC Sabathia will start Game 2, with the ...

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

General | MAN ABOUT SPORTS Oct 3, 2017

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

by Dave Wiggins

Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason. Will Cleveland and Arizona, record-breaking streakers, be able to maintain their regular season momentum? The Indians went on an American League record 22-game win streak near the end of the regular season. (The MLB mark is the ...

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

Baseball / MLB 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 ...

Darvish, Tanaka display different moods before first duel in MLB

Baseball / 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 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

Baseball / MLB Feb 16, 2017

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Wednesday he was honored to have been selected to start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row. The Yankees announced the previous day that the 28-year-old Tanaka would start for the visiting ...

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

Baseball / MLB Feb 15, 2017

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday. Should Tanaka take the mound as scheduled when the 2017 Major League Baseball season begins April 2, he will ...