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 ...

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 24, 2018

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Hall of Famer Sachio Kinugasa, whose 2,215 consecutive games played remain a Japan pro baseball record, died of colon cancer Monday at 71, an informed source said. Nicknamed "Iron Man," Kinugasa played for the Hiroshima Carp from 1965 to 1987 and was the Central League's ...

Hideki Matsui named to 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Baseball / MLB Nov 21, 2017

Hideki Matsui named to 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Former New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was among the 33 players on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot that was released Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Matsui, who played for the Yankees, the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics and ...

Hideki Matsui eager to see how Shohei Otani fares in MLB

Baseball / MLB Nov 20, 2017

Hideki Matsui eager to see how Shohei Otani fares in MLB

Hideki Matsui, special advisor to the New York Yankees' general manager, held a baseball clinic Sunday, where he also shared his thoughts on the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' Shohei Otani and his potential move to the MLB through the posting system. "As a fan, it's ...

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 ...