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 ...

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

/ Jun 21, 2017

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has been invited to participate in next month's Home Run Derby. Judge said Tuesday that he received the invitation last week through his agent but had not yet decided whether to accept. The 25-year-old outfielder, a towering presence at 201 cm, ...

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 ...

Yankees emerge with victory after 18-inning duel with Cubs

/ May 8, 2017

Yankees emerge with victory after 18-inning duel with Cubs

Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the ...

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 ...