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Yanks hit milestone homer in Tanaka’s return

(Sunday, September 21) Final Score: New York 5, Toronto 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brett Gardner hit the 15,000th home run in Yankees franchise history to snap a fifth-inning tie and Brian McCann homered twice, helping New York to a 5-2 victory over Toronto in the return of Masahiro Tanaka on Sunday. Tanaka had been sidelined since early July with a ... Read More »

New York Yankees Notes: Prado done; Tanaka to return Sunday

Yankees lose Prado for rest of season St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees have placed infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list after he underwent an emergency appendectomy. Prado was acquired from Arizona at the July 31 trade deadline and helped keep a struggling Yankees offense alive for most of August and early September. He was ... Read More »

Tanaka has UCL tear, to avoid surgery

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, though the team is hopeful the All-Star hurler will be able to return later this season. In a conference call held with reporters on Thursday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman stated that three separate ... Read More »

Ellsbury’s HR in 14th lifts Yanks past Tribe

(Wednesday, July 9) Final Score: New York 5, Cleveland 4 Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacoby Ellsbury belted the go-ahead solo homer in the 14th inning to boost the New York Yankees to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians in the third edition of a four-game series. Ellsbury, who came into the game mired in a 5-for-27 slump on this road ... Read More »

Swisher helps Tribe beat Tanaka, Yanks

(Tuesday, July 8) Final Score: Cleveland 5, New York 3 Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Nick Swisher blasted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Michael Brantley contributed a solo shot with a pair of run-scoring doubles, as the Cleveland Indians knocked around Yankees rookie All-Star Masahiro Tanaka in a 5-3 victory over New York at Progressive Field. Tanaka (12-4) ... Read More »

Tanaka goes for 13th win in Cleveland

(SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka tries to become the majors’ first 13- game winner on Tuesday when the New York Yankees continue their four-game series with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Tanaka has been spectacular for the Yankees this season. Besides leading the league in wins, his 2.27 ERA is second in the American League to Seattle’s Felix Hernandez. His ... Read More »

Derek Jeter makes 14th All-Star Game

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire as a 14-time All-Star. Jeff Samardzija? He was picked for the first time. One of them will get to take the field for next week’s game in Minneapolis. Samardzija has no choice but to watch. Jeter, the future Hall of Famer who has regularly received gifts and ... Read More »

Tanaka and Yanks snap skid in win over Twins

(Thursday, July 3) Final Score: New York 7, Minnesota 4 Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t his sharpest, but he did enough to snap his brief two-game skid and the New York Yankees’ five- game slide. Tanaka gave up more than three earned runs for the first time in his career, allowing four over seven innings in the Yankees’ ... Read More »

Yankees hope Tanaka can stop skid against Twins

(SportsNetwork.com) – Even Masahiro Tanaka has been unable to avoid the current slump the New York Yankees are in. Tanaka will try to halt New York’s five-game slide and record his major league-leading 12th victory of the season on Thursday night when the Yankees visit the Twins to open a four-game set. A 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday ... Read More »

Tanaka wins 11th as Yanks down Jays

(Tuesday, June 17) Final Score: New  York 3, Toronto 1 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 over six innings to become the majors’ first 11-game winner this season, while the New York Yankees continued their home dominance of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 3-1 victory that opened a key three-game series. Tanaka (11-1) shook off a ... Read More »