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 ...

Yankees fall despite strong performance from Tanaka

/ May 27, 2017

Yankees fall despite strong performance from Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka threw seven-plus strong innings and had a major league career-high 13 strikeouts Friday, but it was not enough to stop the New York Yankees from falling 4-1 to the Oakland Athletics. Tanaka (5-4) was able to bounce back from two rough starts, allowing ...

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

/ May 21, 2017

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings in New York's 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off the worst outing of his major league career ...

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

/ May 3, 2017

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs over 6⅓ innings but earned his fourth win of the year as the New York Yankees belted five home runs in an 11-5 defeat of the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a double to Kevin Pillar with ...

Tanaka tosses three-hit shutout, retires final 14 batters

/ Apr 28, 2017

Tanaka tosses three-hit shutout, retires final 14 batters

New York Yankees starters failed to record a complete game in all of 2016 — the first time in franchise history that's happened. Masahiro Tanaka ended that slump this season before April was up. Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first ...

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

/ Apr 20, 2017

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki on Wednesday homered for the first time this season and did so at Safeco Field, his former home ballpark, although the Marlins squandered an early lead in a 10-5 defeat to the Seattle Mariners. In the finale of a three-game series and ...

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

/ Apr 15, 2017

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

For a stretch Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked like New York's ace for the first time this season. Next step: keep that form over a full game. Tanaka delivered 6⅓ effective innings, Aroldis Chapman escaped his own jam for his third save in three days and ...