• Tanaka tops Jays to earn Majors-best 11th victory

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jun 18, 2014
    Tanaka faced the Blue Jays again on Tuesday, and this time, Jose Reyes sent the first pitch he saw from Tanaka over the right-field wall for a 1-0 lead. "You don't want to face Tanaka with two strikes." Masahiro Tanaka’s latest gem, on Tuesday, against the Toronto Blue Jays, materialized a little differently from most others, somewhat like a mosaic. Maybe by then we’ll get something of a feel for how these teams stack up against each other, and whether the Jays’ powerhouse offense truly makes Toronto the team to beat in this division. If you believe in the premise that Masahiro Tanaka-pitched games have to be a given for the Yankees to stay in the AL East race and how could you not at this point? then, at best, the home team held serve on Tuesday night.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Yankees need to win when Masahiro Tanaka isn't on mound to compete with Blue Jays

      OK, now what? If you believe in the premise that Masahiro Tanaka-pitched games have to be a given for the Yankees to stay in the AL East race — and how could you not at this point?
    • Tanaka Earns 11th Win, Yankees Beat Toronto 3-1

      Once Masahiro Tanaka overcame that early jolt from Jose Reyes, the Japanese rookie did just fine.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Yankees 3, Blue Jays 1: Tanaka’s Bold Brushstrokes Paint Blue Jays Into Corner

      Though Masahiro Tanaka lasted only six innings, he allowed just two runners to reach scoring position after the first, struck out 10, and gave the Yankee offense time to find its rhythm.
      Source: nytimes.com

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