Tanaka advises Otani to make fast move to majors

/ Dec 6, 2016

Tanaka advises Otani to make fast move to majors

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka urged Japanese baseball's two-way phenom Shohei Otani to head to the majors as soon as possible if he wants to land the best deal he can. "If you have what it takes, I think the younger you are the ...

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

/ Sep 16, 2016

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitched four-hit ball over seven innings Thursday but was not involved in the decision as the New York Yankees allowed the Boston Red Sox to come from behind in a 7-5 defeat. Tanaka, who was looking to post his career-high 14th win, ...

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

/ Sep 11, 2016

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Masahiro Tanaka worked into the eighth inning, pitching the surging New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. After a half-hour rain delay, Tanaka (13-4) had trouble putting batters away. He threw a 22-pitch first inning, starting with a ...

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

/ Aug 31, 2016

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings but did not figure in the decision in the New York Yankees' 5-4, 10-inning win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Tanaka, who had won his four previous starts, was going for his 12th win of ...

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

/ Jul 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Just a couple of days into the season's second half, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his team needed to win this one. Fortunately for New York, he had the right men on the mound. Masahiro Tanaka outpitched David Price in their first matchup to win his ...

Tanaka dominates White Sox

/ Jul 6, 2016

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Masahiro Tanaka made one of his best starts of the season, throwing 7⅔ scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in a 9-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. With razor-sharp command of his splitter and slider, Tanaka (6-2) had White Sox hitters ...

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

/ Jun 30, 2016

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Starlin Casto walked and Didi Gregorius capped a six-run inning with his two-run shot, lifting the Yankees over the Rangers 9-7 on Wednesday. "Threw some quality pitches down in the zone and they got hit," ...

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

/ Jun 25, 2016

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Friday night. Masahiro ...