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Tanaka goes after 11th victory in opener with Blue Jays

(SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka goes after win No. 11 on Tuesday when the New York Yankees begin a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka has certainly lived up to the hype this season, going 10-1 with an American League-best 2.02 ERA. The Japanese right-hander went the distance to win his fourth straight start on Wednesday ... Read More »

Tanaka goes after 10th win in Seattle

(SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka will try to grab a share of the American League lead in victories on Wednesday night when the phenom takes the mound for the second contest of a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Tanaka has won three straight starts, improving to 9-1 on the year with a 2-1 victory over Oakland on Thursday. The righty ... Read More »

Tanaka aims to bail out Yankees vs. A’s

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees hope Masahiro Tanaka can start his June slate the way he ended May when the Japanese hurler gets the call Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. Tanaka will try to salvage the finale of this three-game set for the Yankees, who have lost four in a row and six of eight games. Tanaka was named ... Read More »

Yankees’ Tanaka named AL Pitcher of the Month

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for May. Tanaka complied a 5-1 record with a 1.88 earned run average, one shutout, six walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched over six appearances to claim his first career monthly award. Since its inception in 1979, the ... Read More »

Tanaka wins 8th as Yanks edge Twins

(May 31st) Final Score: New York 3, Minnesota 1 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian McCann’s tie-breaking RBI double highlighted a two-run eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. McCann’s liner off Brian Duensing (1-2) brought in Jacoby Ellsbury with the go-ahead run and rewarded Masahiro Tanaka for an outstanding eight-inning stint ... Read More »

Yankees turn to Tanaka against Twins

(SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka will be on display yet again on Saturday as he and the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the second part of a three-game series. Tanaka has been lights out this season and looks like he will easily live up to the big contract he signed with New York in the offseason. In ... Read More »