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Sep 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Sep 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka have not discussed a contract extension, general manager Brian Cashman told the Daily News. Tanaka will earn $22 million in the fourth year of a seven-year, $155 million deal he signed in 2014. The right-hander can opt out of the deal following the 2017 season.

"We have a significant contract with Masahiro Tanaka," Cashman said. "Hopefully he has a great year, and then he'll have a decision to make. If he doesn't, then he won't."

 

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BNNY analyzes the relationship between a GM and a reporter in regards to the recent trade rumors between the White Sox and Yankees.

Latest Update, Jan. 4

The Yankees are unlikely to acquire LHP Jose Quintanareports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

Rosenthal notes that the Yankees are less willing than other interested teams to give up their top prospects to land Quintana. 

Previous Reports and Reaction, Dec. 27

The Yankees' trade talks with the White Sox regarding Quintana have been expanded to include RHP David Robertsonreports Bob Nightengale of USA Today, however MLB.com's Case Kruth said discussions are not serious.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Clippard
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(Michael Dwyer/AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees' 2016 season did not end with a postseason appearance, but there were still plenty of big moments. Rather than relive each one, let's see how some of those circumstances might shape the 2017 season...

Chapman redux

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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(Wendell Cruz)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees are in the middle of a transition and there is a good chance RHP Masahiro Tanaka might not be a part of it after 2017.

Tanaka can opt out of his seven-year deal after this season, and if he pitches anything like he did in 2016, he will most certainly test the free agent market. Should the Yankees allow it to get that far?

Tags: CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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(Gary A. Vasquez)

Free agent LHP Rich Hill has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers worth $48 million, the team announced Monday.

The Yankees were "all-in" on Hill, Jim Bowden of ESPN reported Nov. 29.

The Astros and Rangers were also in serious pursuit of Hill, with the Red Sox and Orioles interested to a lesser degree, noted Bowden.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda
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Sep 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka, who finished seventh in the AL Cy Young voting, believes 2016 was his best season in the majors so far and he'd like that success to translate into the World Baseball Classic, he told the Japan Times. 

Tanaka finished the season 14-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 199.2 innings, also striking out a career-high 165 batters. 

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(Patrick Gorski)

The New York Yankees received a Cy Young worthy effort from Masahiro Tanaka and a triumphant comeback from CC Sabathia in 2016, but after that the starting rotation was wildly inconsistent. The results will most certainly push the Yankees into investigating the starting pitching market via free agency and through trades, but will they make any significant moves?

The Yankees have options in the organization to round out the rotation -- Michael Pineda, Luis SeverinoLuis CessaBryan Mitchell and Chad Green -- plus a handful of minor leaguers looking to become part of the conversation. The issue here is that there are significant questions about each of those options and to be honest, there are potential problems with Tanaka (elbow) and Sabathia (age) as well. Should the Yankees sit back and hope for the best without approaching the market, the club could miss their second-straight postseason and fourth in five seasons.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees were hardly favorites to return to the postseason, but they certainly had the pieces in place to make a run. Unfortunately, several variables kept the Yankees from reaching their goal in 2016. Will the organization take measures to address the mistakes during the offseason and through the regular season?False sense of security in Teixeira and RodriguezThe Yankees scored the second-most runs in the American League in 2015, led by surprise production from first baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. The players combined for 64 home runs and 165 RBIs that season completely surpassing expectations. However, the Yankees made a poor assumption that they would receive similar performances from an injury-plagued Teixeira and an aging Rodriguez.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) looks on from the dugou against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) looks on from the dugou against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken)

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will not make his scheduled start Saturday and Luis Severino will pitch in his place, the Yankees announced Friday. 

"No Tanaka," Joe Girardi told reporters after Friday's game. "We just decided it's the most starts he's had here. It's the most innings he's had. It's the third-most innings he's had in his career. He's healthy. He threw a really good bullpen a couple of days ago, but it just doesn't make any sense to us."

Tanaka, who missed his last start with a forearm strain, played catch earlier in the week and hoped to pitch against the Orioles. Instead, Tanaka's season will come to an end. He finishes the year at 14-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 199.2 innings. 

Severino will be making his 11th start with the Yankees this season. He is 3-8 with a 5.75 ERA in 67.1 innings at the major league level in 2016. 

Tags: Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka

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(Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees turned a ho-hum season into one of excitement as they made a run into postseason contention amid roster turnover. While the run came to an official end Thursday night, the final series of the regular season still carries importance to the Yankees.

Last look at some kids

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Mason Williams, Rob Refsnyder
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II)

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka -- who is recovering from a right forearm strain -- played catch on Tuesday, plans to long toss on Wednesday, and hopes to start Saturday at Yankee Stadium, reports Chad Green of LoHud.

However, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team will not allow Tanaka to start if there's any risk.

"It's a possibility that'll be a discussion that we will be forced to have," Cashman said about allowing Tanaka to start. "We haven't had those. I haven't sat with our doctor, our manager and our trainer. But if there's any risk, there's no reason to do so."

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) looks on from the dugou against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) looks on from the dugou against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken)

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka has a slight right forearm strain and will miss his next start on Monday, Joe Girardi told reporters before Thursday's game with the Rays.

Tanaka will not pick up a ball for five days. The team is hoping that after the rest, Tanaka will be able to make one last start this season.

Tanaka has been the stud of the Yankees rotation this season, going 14-4 with a 3.07 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. He has started 31 games in 2016 so far, totaling 199.2 innings. 

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(Kim Klement)

The Yankees opened an early 7-0 lead and beat the Rays, 11-5, on Wednesday night in Tampa.

  • RBI singles from Gary Sanchez, Brian McCann, and Ronald Torreyes in the first inning gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead
  • In the second inning, Sanchez hit a three-run homer and Didi Gregorius added a sacrifice fly to extend New York's lead to 7-0.
  • The Rays hit four home runs in the third inning off Masahiro Tanaka -- including back-to-back-to-back shots -- to cut the lead to 7-4.
  • Sanchez hit a solo homer (his 19th of the season) in the sixth inning to make it 8-4, Yankees.
  • Brad Miller's solo homer in the eighth inning cut Tampa's deficit to 8-5.
  • An RBI single from Mason Williams and two-run homer from Donovan Solano in the ninth inning upped New York's lead to 11-5

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As the Yankees try to desperately inch their way back into the playoff race (again), Sanchez continues to elevate his game to meteoric heights.

Tags: Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Ronald Torreyes
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

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In a matter of just over two weeks the New York Yankees thrust themselves into the heart of the playoff picture with a seven-game winning streak and then quickly plummeted from it, by losing seven out of eight games. With 13 games left on the schedule and a four-game deficit to overcome, what do the Yankees do from here?

In my view, the Yankees must return to the place they were on Aug. 1. At that time the club rightfully decided to focus on the future by dealing their best players and proceeded to call-up some of their best prospects over the subsequent days. The idea was to remain competitive, but provide some valuable experience for players the organization felt were a part of the future. What happened on the field was unexpected - a 17-11 month - and might be directly related to the one day at a time mentality the club possessed.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees begin a pivotal four-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Gary Sanchez, C David Ortiz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Mookie Betts, RF
Billy Butler, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Sandy Leon, C
Rob Refsnyder, RF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Tyler Austin, 1B Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 3.04 ERA) has been amazing for the Yankees lately, surrendering two earned runs or less in each of his last five outings. In his most recent start, Tanaka pitched 7.1 innings against the Rays, and allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out 10. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-7, 4.70 ERA) has looked strong in his last two outings, pitching a total of 14 innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out 10. Rodriguez has struggled with control, walking at least two batters in each of his last four outings.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)

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Playoff teams are built on starting pitching. Starting pitching wins championships. Someone needs to tell Masahiro Tanaka's New York Yankees rotation mates.

The Yankees improbable run into legitimacy in a crowded American League East and AL Wild Card race has little to do with the starting rotation, beyond the enormous efforts of Tanaka. In order for the Yankees to stick in the race over the final 20 days (19 games) of the regular season, the club needs Tanaka to continue his ace-like efforts, but the team must also receive better efforts from the rest of the starting staff.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Luis Cessa, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees go for their seventh straight win as they take on the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. 

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Yankees Rays
Brett Gardner, LF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Nick Franklin, SS
Gary Sanchez, C Evan Longoria, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Brad Miller, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Logan Morrison, DH
Brian McCann, DH Corey Dickerson, LF
Rob Refsnyder, RF Steven Souza Jr., RF
Tyler Austin, 1B Mikie Mahtook, CF
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Bobby Wilson, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (12-4, 3.11 ERA) - looking to win his second consecutive start after pitching 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball against the Blue Jays last time out. Has pitched well against Tampa Bay this season, going 2-0 with a 3.57 ERA in three starts. Has pitched at least six innings in seven of his last eight starts. 


Who's Pitching for the Rays: RHP Chris Archer (8-17, 4.06 ERA) - despite leading the American League in strikeouts with 211, Archer leads all of baseball in loses (17). Received a no-decision in his last start, allowing two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. Has a 2.52 ERA in 12 career starts against the Yankees. 

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Tampa Bay Rays

 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

The Yankees open a three-game series against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

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Yankees Blue Jays
Brett Gardner, LF Devon Travis, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jose Bautista, DH
Gary Sanchez, C Josh Donaldson, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Michael Saunders, RF
Starlin Castro, 2B Kevin Pillar, CF
Austin Romine, DH Melvin Upton, Jr., LF
Aaron Judge, RF Josh Thole, C
Tyler Austin, 1B Darwin Barney, SS

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3.12 ERA, 1.06 WHIP), who allowed two runs on four hits while walking none and striking out five in 5.0 innings against the Royals during his last start. He has allowed two runs or less in four of his last five starts.

Who's Pitching for the Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (4.43 ERA, 1.35 WHIP), who allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five in six innings against the Twins during his last start. He has struck out just 116 batters in 160 1/3 innings (27 starts) this season. 

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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead RBI infield single in the top of the 10th inning and Chasen Shreve escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom half of the inning as the New York Yankees remained 3 1/2 games back of the second Wild Card spot with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. >> Read more

  • Ellsbury, who went 4-for-5 with an RBI double, hit a single with the bases loaded off Joakim Soria (4-6) after he loaded the bases with two out to break a 4-4 tie.
  • After Ben Heller loaded the bases on a hit batter, single and intentional walk, Shreve struck out Kendrys Morales and got Salvador Perez to fly out to center field to end the game.
  • A 59-minute rain delay after the fifth inning with the Yankees up 4-2 knocked starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka out of the game.
  • Dellin Betances (3-4) blew the save when he allowed the game-tying sac fly to Morales in the eighth inning. With New York up 4-3, Tyler Clippard walked Lorenzo Cain, who stole second and advanced to third base on a Gary Sanchez throwing error and scored on Morales' fly ball.
  • Betances retired all six batters he faced, throwing 16 of 22 pitches for strikes and striking out two batters in two innings.
  • The Yankees went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
  • Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Ellsbury's RBI double later in the inning made it 3-0.
  • Chase Headley drove in Didi Gregorius with a third-inning sac fly to make it 4-0.
  • Jarrod Dyson hit an RBI triple in the third inning to make it 4-1, and Morales' solo home run in the fourth inning made it 4-2.
  • Tanaka allowed two runs and four hits in five innings before the rain delay. He struck out four batters and had thrown 71 pitches.
  • Cain hit an RBI double off Adam Warren in the sixth inning that made it 4-3.

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That's a huge win for the Yankees, in spite of Joe Girardi's questionable bullpen call in the 10th inning.

Tags: Adam Warren, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Clippard
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(Joe Nicholson)

The Yankees continue their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadium.

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Yankees Royals
Brett Gardner, LF Jarrod Dyson, CF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Lorenzo Cain, RF
Gary Sanchez, C Eric Hosmer, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Kendrys Morales, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Salvador Perez, C
Brian McCann, DH Alex Gordon, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Alcides Escobar, SS
Aaron Judge, RF Christian Colon, 3B
Tyler Austin, 1B Raul Mondesi, 2B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP), who is unscored upon in his last 14 2/3 innings spanning two starts. He has struck out 14 batters and walked just one during that span. For the season, Tanaka has struck out 142 batters in 168 innings (26 starts).


Who's Pitching for the Royals: RHP Edinson Volquez (4.88 ERA, 1.44 WHIP), who allowed two runs (none earned) on three hits while walking one and striking out two in five innings against the Marlins during his last start. He had allowed at least four earned runs in each of his prior five starts. 

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 (Joe Nicholson)
(Joe Nicholson)

Masahiro Tanaka tossed seven scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Mariners, 4-0, on Wednesday in Seattle in the finale of their three-game series.


  • Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first inning with his ninth home run of the season.
  • In the second inning, Tyler Austin's RBI single increased the Yankees' lead to 2-0.
  • Brett Gardner's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning made it 3-0, and Mark Teixeira's sacrifice fly in the seventh upped their advantage to 4-0.
  • Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning made it 5-0 Yankees and closed out the scoring.
  • Tanaka allowed six hits while walking one and striking out five during his seven shutout innings.
  • Tyler Clippard (2/3 of an inning) and Dellin Betances (1 1/3 innings) combined to close things out.


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Tags: Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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(Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees and Angels start a weekend series from Angel Stadium in Anaheim at 10:05 p.m. ET.

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Yankees Angels
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Yunel Escobar, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Kole Calhoun, RF
Gary Sanchez, C Mike Trout, CF
Brian McCann, DH Albert Pujols, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Jefry Marte, 1B
Aaron Judge, RF Andrelton Simmons, SS
Aaron Hicks, LF Cliff Pennington, 2B
Tyler Austin, 1B Jett Bandy, C
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Nick Buss, LF

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 3.40 ERA) has won his last two starts, but has a 5.12 ERA in August. Threw just 79 pitches over seven innings against the Rays last time out. Pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on June 6 against the Angels. 


Who's pitching for the Angels: RHP Jered Weaver (8-10, 5.32 ERA) has not won since July 17, a string of five consecutive starts. Has allowed 12 earned runs over three August starts, pushing his ERA for the month to 6.61. Carries in a 6.08 ERA and a 7-6 record against the Yankees in 16 career starts. 

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Masahiro Tanaka

Luis Severino gets a second chance in the rotation thanks to Nathan Eovaldi's injury. (Jim Cowsert/USA Today Sports Images)
Luis Severino gets a second chance in the rotation thanks to Nathan Eovaldi's injury. (Jim Cowsert/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees and Rays wrap up their three-game series from Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

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Rays Yankees
Logan Forsythe, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Kevin Keirmaier, CF Aaron Hicks, RF
Evan Longoria, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Brad Miller, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Matt Duffy, SS Brian McCann, DH
Nick Franklin, LF Gary Sanchez, C
Corey Dickerson, DH Tyler Austin, 1B
Steven Souza Jr., RF Aaron Judge, RF
Bobby Wilson, C Ronald Torreyes, 3B

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (1-7, 6.42 ERA) was demoted after a poor start last Tuesday in Boston, but is back in the rotation after Nathan Eovaldi went on the DL. Severino is 0-7 with a 7.78 ERA in eight starts for the Yankees and with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, he is 7-1 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 starts.


Who's pitching for the Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.13 is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last five starts.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Tampa Bay Rays

GEICO SportsNite: Judge-ment Day 00:01:24
Sweeny Murti breaks down the Major League debuts of Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin in the Yankees' 8-4 win.

Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin made history with home runs in their first at-bats, and the Yankees hit five home runs to power over the Rays for an 8-4 win. >> Read the full AP game recap at SNY.tv...


  • Batting with two outs in the second inning, Austin connected for a solo home run and Judge followed with one of his own. They became the first pair of teammates in baseball history to hit home runs in their first plate appearances.
  • Masahiro Tanaka allowed two home runs of his own, getting charged with four runs over seven innings. He struck out eight in the win. 
  • Starlin Castro evened things up in the fourth with a solo home run and Aaron Hicks put the Yankees up for good with a three-run shot an inning later. 
  • Didi Gregorius added a two-run home run to right field in the seventh, which was his 15th of the year. 
  • Tommy Layne pitched a scoreless ninth inning. 

What's next...

The Yankees will look to sweep the Rays in the finale of their series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. RHP Luis Severino (1-7, 6.42 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for the Yankees and face off against RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.69 ERA).

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Tampa Bay Rays

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated as he scores during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated as he scores during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin make their big league debuts as the Yankees and Rays continue their three-game series from Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.

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Yankees Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Aaron Hicks, LF Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Chase Headley, 3B Evan Longoria, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Brad Miller, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Matt Duffy, SS
Gary Sanchez, DH Corey Dickerson, DH
Tyler Austin, 1B Mikie Mahtook, RF
Aaron Judge, RF Nick Franklin, LF
Austin Romine, C Luke Maile, C

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (8-4, 3.32 ERA) went six innings in his last start, allowing just one run on six hits against the Indians. Last pitched against Tampa Bay on May 27, pitching seven innings of shutout ball in a win.


Who's pitching for the Rays: RHP Matt Andriese (6-3, 2.90 ERA) has made 20 appearances this season, 10 of them coming as a starter. He is 5-2 with a 3.10 ERA as a starter in 2016. Threw two innings of relief against the Yankees on July 30, allowing one run.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Tampa Bay Rays

Masahiro Tanaka struck out eight in six-plus innings Sunday. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
Masahiro Tanaka struck out eight in six-plus innings Sunday. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Masahiro Tanaka struck out a season-high eight and allowed one run in six innings as the Yankees defeated the Indians 3-2 in the rubber game of the series Sunday in the Bronx.

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  • Tanaka scattered six hits as he improved to 8-4, 3.32.
  • Didi Gregorius homered and Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira (double) drove in runs for the Yankees. Brett Gardner led off with a triple and scored on Ellsbury's sac fly.
  • Cleveland's Rajai Davis doubled off Tanaka to lead off the seventh and scored on Roberto Perez's hit off Yankees reliever Adam Warren.
  • The Indians took advantage of a throwing error by Yankees catcher Austin Romine and wild pitch by Dellin Betances to score a run in the eighth. Betances got his second save.
  • Indians starter Carlos Carassco held the Yankees to 
  •  Alex Rodriguez, who will retire after Friday's game against Tampa Bay, did not play.

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GEICO SportsNite: Murti on Yanks 00:01:21
Sweeny Murti breaks down the latest from the Yankees' 7-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Masahiro Tanaka was hit hard as the Yankees lost to the Mets, 7-1, on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

  • Alejandro De Aza's two-run homer in the third inning gave the Mets a 2-0 lead.
  • Travis d'Arnaud's solo homer in the fifth extended the Mets' lead to 3-0.
  • The Mets broke the game open in the seventh on the strength of run-scoring hits from Michael Conforto, Matt Reynolds, Yoenis Cespedes, and Neil Walker.
  • Tanaka allowed seven runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out four in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Didi Gregorius' solo homer in the ninth inning accounted for the Yankees' only run.

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Tonight's effort was what I expected out of the Yankees last night, but this offense against deGrom would have looked overmatched regardless of the extenuating circumstances.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka ended a seven-game unbeaten streak in a 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Tanaka (7-3) allowed four runs, seven hits and two walks in five innings, tied for his second-shortest outing of the season, as New York couldn't finish a sweep of the Astros.

"I'm just very disappointed with myself," Tanaka said after the game, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.

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Houston's Lance McCullers (43) had 10 strikeouts in six innings. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
Houston's Lance McCullers (43) had 10 strikeouts in six innings. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Masahiro Tanaka gave up four runs in five innings and the Yankees struck out a season-high 15 times as the Astros beat New York 4-1 Wednesday in Houston.  >> Read more at SNY.tv. . .


  • Tanaka threw 94 pitches in his second-shortest start of the season, giving up seven hits.
  • He allowed three runs in the third, aided by a wild pitch and Colby Rasmus' two-run homer.
  • Houston starter Lance McCullers went six innings, allowing one run on five hits with 10 strikeouts. He gave up a solo homer to Brian McCann in the fourth.
  • Neither bullpen allowed a run. Adam Warren pitched a scoreless sixth in his return to the Yankees and Luis Severino followed with two scoreless innings.

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Teams want their aces to stop the bleeding during losing streaks and keep the ball rolling during winning streaks. Tanaka was unable to keep the good vibes going Wednesday, while looking quite flat in the process.

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Jul 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) celebrates with third baseman Chase Headley (12) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Jul 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) celebrates with third baseman Chase Headley (12) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

CC Sabathia was sharp and the bullpen bent but didn't break as the Yankees beat the Astros, 6-3, on Tuesday night in Houston.

  • Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly and Chase Headley's RBI single gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
  • Starlin Castro's run-scoring infield single in the third increased the Yankees' advantage to 3-1.
  • In the fifth inning Headley's sacrifice fly and Aaron Hicks' two-run triple gave the Yankees a 6-1 lead.
  • A solo home run from Evan Gattis in the seventh inning and Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth drew the Astros within 6-3.
  • Sabathia allowed two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.

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Yankees starters continue to come up big since the All-Star break as Sabathia pushed aside a six-start skid in which he allowed four earned runs or more in each appearance. The Yankees rotation is now sporting a 1.85 ERA and opponents are batting a measly .208 against them in their last 10 games.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Masahiro Tanaka outdueled Madison Bumgarner, but the Yankees needed a late comeback to beat the Giants, winning 3-2 on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.tv...


  • The Yankees, after blowing a lead, came back to regain it in the eighth when shortstop Brandon Crawford made a throwing error, allowing Chase Headley to score.
  • Tanaka pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks. He also struck out four. 
  • Aroldis Chapman allowed a lead-off double but worked around the hit for the save. 
  • The Yankees got to Bumgarner quickly, as Starlin Castro drove in Brett Gardner with a double in the first inning.
  • Carlos Beltran drove in another run in the second with a run-scoring single.
  • Falling behind early and stymied by Tanaka, the Giants came back to tie the game in the eighth when Mac Williamson hit an RBI double off Andrew Miller
  • The Giants cut into the lead in the seventh when Dellin Betances threw a wild pitch, allowing Angel Pagan to score.

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Tanaka came up big and on regular rest, maybe silencing those who insist he has to stay on five days rest in order to succeed.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees open a three-game series against the Giants at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday.

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Giants Yankees
Denard Span, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Angel Pagan, LF Starlin Castro, 2B
Brandon Belt, 1B Carlos Beltran, RF
Buster Posey, C Alex Rodriguez, DH
Brandon Crawford, SS Chase Headley, 3B
Conor Gillaspie, 3B Rob Refsnyder, 1B
Jarrett Parker, DH Austin Romine, C
Ramiro Pena, 2B Aaron Hicks, CF
Gregor Blanco, RF Ronald Torreyes, 3B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3.15 ERA, 1.09 WHIP), who allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out seven against the Red Sox during his last start. He has struck out 100 batters in 123 inings (19 starts) this season.


Who's Pitching for the Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (2.12 ERA, 0.98 WHIP), who allowed four runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out nine in six innings against the Padres during his last start. He has struck out 155 batters in 135 2/3 innings (20 starts) this season. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees fall 00:01:48
Manager Joe Girardi and CC Sabathia, Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira discuss the Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Orioles.

The Yankees' bats went silent as they lost to the Orioles, 4-1, on Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

  • J.J. Hardy's two-run single in the first inning gave the Orioles a 2-0 lead.
  • Starlin Castro's run-scoring single in the second inning drew the Yankees within 2-1.
  • Jonathan Schoop's two-run double in the seventh inning off CC Sabathia -- who he was facing for the fourth time in the game -- extended Baltimore's lead to 4-1.
  • Sabathia allowed four runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out two in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Chad Green pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, allowing two hits and one strikeout, in his first appearance since being recalled from Triple-A.

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The Yankees had their chance to get to Tillman in the first and second innings, only coming up with one run. Sabathia kept the Yanks close until the seventh, but the offense was stalled by Tillman, who leads MLB with 14 wins.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:39
Yankees manager Joe Girardi praises Masahiro Tanaka and outfielder Carlos Beltran clarifies the magnitude of their 3-1 win over the Red Sox.

Behind a strong start from Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-1 Sunday at Yankee Stadium to avoid a sweep in the three-game series. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Tanaka (7-2, 3.15 ERA) settled down after giving up a first-inning home run to Dustin Pedroia. He allowed one run and three hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. He threw 87 pitches.
  • The Dellin Betances-Andrew Miller-Aroldis Chapman trimuverate was strong again. Each pitched a scoreless and hitless inning and Chapman earned his 18th save in 19 innings.
  • The Yankees scored all their runs in the fourth on five of the 11 hits they had against Sox starter David Price. Starlin Castro had an RBI double and Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury RBI singles.

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As the Yankees continue to fizzle at the plate, Tanaka and the relief crew stifled the Red Sox bats to avoid a devastating sweep. Each win holds off the Yankees from falling into an unfamiliar situation at this stage in the season -- the potential to be sellers at the trade deadline.

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched six strong innings against the Red Sox Sunday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Masahiro Tanaka pitched six strong innings against the Red Sox Sunday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Behind a strong start from Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-1 Sunday at Yankee Stadium to avoid a sweep in the three-game series. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Tanaka (7-2, 3.15 eRA) settled down after giving up a first-inning home run to Dustin Pedroia. He allowed one run and three hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. He threw 87 pitches.
  • The Dellin Betances-Andrew Miller-Aroldis Chapman trimuverate was strong again. Each pitched a scoreless and hitless inning and Chapman earned his 18th save in 19 innings.
  • The Yankees scored all their runs in the fourth on five of the 11 hits they had against Sox starter David Price. Starlin Castro had an RBI double and Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury RBI singles.

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As the Yankees continue to fizzle at the plate, Tanaka and the relief crew stifled the Red Sox bats to avoid a devastating sweep. Each win holds off the Yankees from falling into an unfamiliar situation at this stage in the season -- the potential to be sellers at the trade deadline.

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play the final game of a three-game series Sunday at 8:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.

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Red Sox Yankees
Mookie Betts, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Carlos Beltran, RF
David Ortiz, DH Alex Rodriguez, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Didi Gregorius, SS
Travis Shaw, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Sandy Leon, C Rob Refsnyder, 1B
Brock Holt, LF Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (6-2, 3.23 ERA) has not lost since June 11 against the Tigers. He is 4-2 with a 4.79 ERA in eight career starts against the Red Sox, including his 6 2/3-inning outing on June 29. He is 2-1 with a 5.05 ERA in nine home starts this year.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP David Price (9-6, 4.34 ERA) has pitched eight innings in five of his last seven starts. In two starts against the Yankees this season, he is 1-1 and has given up 12 runs and 15 hits in 11 2/3 innings.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox

 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

The New York Yankees have been the model of inconsistency in 2016, putting them in limbo with regard to how they will handle the trade deadline and adversely affecting their chances of reaching the postseason.

I have described this Yankees team as resembling Jekyll & Hyde and a yo-yo. The second half of the season can change that, but it will require a convincing turnaround within the first few weeks of returning to the diamond. If not, an overhaul of the roster would be in order.

It is hard to say what is more important for the Yankees as the second half begins -- strong starting pitching, improved offense, revamped middle relief or concentrating on the future. In my view, it has to be a combination of the four factors. That's not a cop out or a way to avoid selecting just one, but rather the stark reality.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports Images)

After tying his season-high with six runs allowed in his last start, New York Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 9-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

"Obviously I wanted to come back strong because of the last outing," Tanaka said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "I was able to do that, so I'm pretty satisfied with that. I just want to keep this good thing going from here on."

Tanaka (6-2) struck out six batters and allowed six hits, winning for the third time in his last four starts. The Yankees have scored at least eight runs in three of Tanaka's last four starts, and he was appreciative of the run support after the game.

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 (Caylor Arnold)
(Caylor Arnold)

The Yankees recorded a season-high 20 hits and Masahiro Tanaka tossed eight scoreless innings as they beat the White Sox, 9-0, on Tuesday night in Chicago.

  • Carlos Beltran delivered an RBI single in the second inning and the White Sox committed a run-scoring error later in the frame as the Yankees took a 2-0 lead.
  • Chase Headley's two-run homer in the third inning upped the Yankees' lead to 4-0.
  • Mark Teixeira's RBI double in the fourth inning made it 5-0 Yankees and Austin Romine's solo homer in the fifth increased their advantage to 6-0.
  • Rob Refsnyder and Aaron Hicks had RBI doubles in the eighth inning as the Yankees took an 8-0 lead.

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The Yankees have been waiting for a stress-free game for a long time. The team received an excellent starting performance supported by more than enough offense and tidy relief pitching. After all the disappointments this season, we cannot infer anything more from tonight's game other than they clicked on all cylinders for a change.

Tags: Austin Romine, Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Rob Refsnyder
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees continue their three-game series with the White Sox on Tuesday in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.

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Yankees White Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Tim Anderson, SS
Carlos Beltran, RF Adam Eaton, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Jose Abreu, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Melky Cabrera, LF
Starlin Castro, SS Todd Frazier, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Brett Lawrie, 2B
Rob Refsnyder, 2B Alex Avila, C
Aaron Hicks, CF Avisail Garcia, DH
Austin Romine, C J.B. Shuck, CF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 3.35 ERA) struggled mightily against the Rangers last week as he surrendered six earned runs on eight hits in six innings. Tanaka's strikeouts have been up lately, racking up 19 total strikeouts in his last three starts. Tanaka has thrown a quality start in seven of his last eight outings.


Who's Pitching for the White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-6, 4.24 ERA) did not pitch well the last time he took the mound, allowing four earned runs on five hits in 5.2 innings. The long ball has been an issue for Rodon this season, as he's allowed 13 home runs in 15 starts.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka

 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees erased a 4-run deficit in the ninth inning as they beat the Rangers, 9-7, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.


  • Didi Gregorius hit a two-run walkoff homer in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 9-7 win.
  • Trailing 7-4 with one out in the ninth, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer to tie things, 7-7.
  • With the game tied, 1-1, in the third inning, Nomar Mazara's three-run double gave the Rangers a 4-1 lead. Prince Fielder's RBI single later in the frame extended Texas' lead to 5-1
  • Rougned Odor's solo homer in the sixth inning upped the Rangers' advantage to 6-1.
  • Chase Headley's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning drew the Yankees within 6-2, but Adrian Beltre's solo homer in the eighth inning restored the Rangers' five-run lead. 
  • Elvis Andrus' RBI single in the top of the second inning gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead, and Chae Headley tied things with a solo homer in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Masahiro Tanaka allowed six runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out seven in six innings.

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Just when I thought the Yankees were set to convince general manager Brian Cashman that it was time to take some of the sell-off talk seriously, they showed some fight.

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) slides to score as the ball follows during the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) slides to score as the ball follows during the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Down two runs early, the Yankees' lineup rallied to support starter Masahiro Tanaka, beating the Twins, 5-3, at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap here


  • Tanaka lasted six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He struck out seven and walked two in the win.
  • Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman each threw a scoreless inning. 
  • The Yankees came alive in the third inning, scoring two runs. Carlos Beltran got the scoring started, collecting an RBI double. Alex Rodriguez followed with a single, which scored Beltran. 
  • After falling behind again in the top of fourth, the Yankees scored two runs in the bottom half, courtesy of a sacrifice fly from Austin Romine and a RBI single from Rob Refsnyder
  • Aaron Hicks added some insurance in the eighth with a solo home run, his third of the year. 

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This was a solid win for the Yankees. Tanaka provided a quality start, while bearing down to make it through a couple uneven innings in the middle of the outing. Meanwhile, the Yankees offense capitalized on some sloppy play by the Twins, coming from behind twice in the affair.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees open up a three-game series with the Twins at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. 

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Twins Yankees
Eduardo Nunez, 3B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Robbie Grossman, LF Rob Refsnyder, 1B
Joe Mauer, 1B Carlos Beltran, RF
Brian Dozier, 2B Alex Rodriguez, DH
Max Kepler, RF Starlin Castro, 2B
Eduardo Escobar, SS Chase Headley, 3B
Byung Ho Park, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
Kurt Suzuki, C Aaron Hicks, CF
Byron Buxton, CF Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 2.91 ERA) threw eight innings of one-run ball against the Twins in his last start, a win at Target Field. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his last six starts, winning three of those games. 


Who's Pitching for the Twins: LHP Tommy Milone (0-1, 5.79 ERA) hasn't pitched since May 3, a relief outing in which he gave up three runs over 3 1/3 innings. In four starts this season, he has only pitched at least five innings once. 

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Minnesota Twins

Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Friday. (Jesse Johnson)
Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Friday. (Jesse Johnson)

The Yankees came through with a four-run first inning and never looked back, beating the Twins, 8-2, on Friday night at Target Field. >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV


  • Masahiro Tanaka recorded one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run over eight innings. He also struck out five.
  • Rob Refsnyder got things started in the first with an RBI double, scoring Jacoby EllsburyCarlos Beltran followed with a two-run homer, his 17th of the season. Didi Gregorius capped the inning off with a run-scoring single. 
  • The Yankees added three more runs in the third, two of which came around on Austin Romine's double. 
  • Beltran finished the night 3-for-4 with two RBIs. He was replaced late in the game by Ike Davis, who singled in his one at-bat. 
  • Chase Headley went 2-for-2 and is now hitting over .300 since May. 1. 
  • Nick Goody allowed two hits and a run in the ninth inning. 

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees took charge when the first three batters of the game scored before the fourth came to the plate. Two games into this series, the Yankees are winning as expected, something they could not pull off in Colorado.

Tags: Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Christopher Carelli
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Jun 6, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches against the Los Angeles Anglels during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 6, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches against the Los Angeles Anglels during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Tigers continue their series on Saturday night from Yankee Stadium. 

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Tigers Yankees
Ian Kinsler, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Cameron Maybin, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B Carlos Beltran, RF
Victor Martinez, DH Alex Rodriguez, DH
J.D. Martinez, RF Brian McCann, C
Nick Castellanos, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Justin Upton, LF Didi Gregorius, SS
James McCann, C Chase Headley, 3B
Jose Iglesias, SS Rob Refsnyder, 1B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-1, 2.76 ERA) is coming off a start against the Angels in which he gave up just two runs over seven innings in a no-decision. He has a 0-1 record with a 4.76 ERA in two career starts against Detroit. 

Who's Pitching for the Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (5-5, 3.97 ERA) struck out eight hitters over seven innings in a win during his last start against the White Sox. Verlander has pitched at least seven innings in each of his last six starts. 

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)

The New York Yankees find themselves in an unfamiliar situation, potentially acting as sellers at the upcoming trade deadline. Many feel that anyone and everyone should be placed on the trading block, meaning no one would be "untouchable" on the current Yankees active roster.

The Yankees could certainly choose to trade off pieces in July in an effort to broaden the depth of their minor league system. However, there are a handful of players that should not be actively shopped, in my opinion. That does not mean the players are untouchable - each player can be had for the right price - but these players are not easily replaceable.

 

Tags: Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran rounds the bases during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran rounds the bases during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Carlos Beltran hit a tiebreaking three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV.

  • Beltran hit a three-run home run off Jose Alvarez after consecutive two-out singles by Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro knocked Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker out of the game.
  • Brian McCann and Starlin Castro hit back-to-back home runs off Shoemaker with two outs in the seventh inning to tie the game at 2.
  • Before McCann and Castro hit back-to-back home runs, Shoemaker had retired 15 of 16 Yankees. He had thrown just 59 pitches through the first six innings, but needed 21 pitches to get through the seventh inning.
  • Masahiro Tanaka gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings, recording a no-decision but continuing a stretch of four straight starts allowing two or fewer runs. He threw 62 of his 91 pitches for strikes.
  • Albert Pujols went 2 for 3 with an RBI single in the first inning. 
  • Kole Calhoun gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a sac fly.
  • Andrew Miller (3-0) struck out the side in the eighth inning, while Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for the save.
  • Shoemaker was charged with four runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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The Yankees continue to baffle their fans. One minute they look dead in the water, and the next they seem resuscitated. This happens in stretches of games and within games themselves. That is the problem with this Yankees club. There is no circumstance when it seems that the team is in complete control. Maybe that will change after tonight's come from behind win.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Masahiro Tanaka
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 (Dan Hamilton)
(Dan Hamilton)

The Yankees begin a four-game series with the Angels at Yankee Stadium Monday night.

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Angels Yankees
Yunel Escobar, 3B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Kole Calhoun, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Mike Trout, CF Carlos Beltran, RF
Albert Pujols, DH Alex Rodriguez, DH
C.J. Cron, 1B Brian McCann, C
Johnny Giavotella, 2B Starlin Castro, 2B
Rafael Ortega, LF Didi Gregorius, SS
Jett Bandy, C Chase Headley, 3B
Gregorio Petit, SS Rob Refsynder, 1B

 

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-1, 2.78 ERA) has looked great recently. Over his last three starts, Tanaka has surrendered only two earned runs on 14 hits in 20 innings. Tanaka has now given up two earned runs or less in eight of his 10 starts in 2016.

Who's Pitching for the Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-6, 5.50) has played very well in his last three starts, allowing a total of four earned runs on 20 hits in 22.2 innings. During that span, Shoemaker has issued zero walks while striking out 31 batters.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka
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