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Masahiro Tanaka

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Yankees' 7-4 win over Minnesota on July 3, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Big 7th Inning Lifts Yankees Past Twins

Carlos Beltran gave the foundering Yankees a jolt with a three-run homer Thursday night, lifting Masahiro Tanaka to his major league-leading 12th win.

07/03/2014

Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox hits a home run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

WATCH: Mike Napoli Calls Masahiro Tanaka An ‘Idiot’ After Hitting Game-Winning HR

Napoli later said he didn’t mean any disrespect, adding he was “surprised” Tanaka didn’t throw his tremendous splitter.

06/30/2014

Masahiro Tanaka pitches in the third inning against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tanaka Could Miss The All-Star Game — And If So Yankees Would Be Thrilled

Masahiro Tanaka may be the best pitcher in baseball. He’s certainly worthy of starting the All-Star Game for the American League on July 15. But will he?

06/24/2014

Masahiro Tanaka  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Orioles Hand Tanaka His Second Loss In 8-0 Win Over Yankees

Chris Tillman tossed seven innings of four-hit ball and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 8-0 Sunday, handing Masahiro Tanaka his second major league loss.

06/23/2014

David Robertson, right, and Brian McCann celebrate the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Mediocre Play, Yankees In Position To Seize AL East

The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.

06/18/2014

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Schools Reyes, Jays In Fine Art Of Grinding It Out

“We went out into the field and we’re like, ’1-0 on Tanaka, here we go,’” Jose Reyes said. “But then he just shut us down.”

06/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tanaka Gets Win No. 11 As Yankees Beat Toronto 3-1

Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Jose Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto 3-1 Tuesday night.

06/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Palladino: Fearless Masahiro Tanaka Is The Yankees’ Lifeline

Now begins the talk, and it’s all good and it’s all justified. Masahiro Tanaka for All-Star game starter. If he keeps going like this, it’ll soon be Tanaka for Rookie of the Year.

06/13/2014

Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

‘He’s Filthy’: Masahiro Tanaka Impresses Cano En Route To 10th Win

Before Wednesday night, Robinson Cano’s only opinion of Masahiro Tanaka came from what he saw on television. After seeing him up close, Cano could make a full assessment.

06/12/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Rainout Ruins Tanaka-Iwakuma Matchup, Gives Yankees’ Bats Extra Day

The Bombers will take their slingshot offense to Seattle to continue what has already been a disappointing trip. And fans around the globe might be let down about Tuesday’s pitching matchup.

06/10/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tanaka Stops The Bleeding As Yanks Edge A’s, Snap 4-Game Skid

Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics’ five-game winning streak.

06/06/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is helped off the court after cramping up against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Too Hot For The Heat, Not Too Hot For Tanaka

Would Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or even Carmelo Anthony sit out the end of a Finals game due to the heat?

WFAN–06/06/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Teixeira Absence Troubling For Yankees’ Big Picture

When right, few are better than Mark Teixeira. Problem is, Tex isn’t right. In fact, the words coming out of his mouth this weekend were downright ominous.

06/02/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Season Ended Now, You Could Argue That Tanaka Is AL MVP

The Yankees (26-23) are 8-2 when Tanaka starts, for an .800 winning percentage. They are a woeful 18-21 (.461 winning percentage) when the rest of the rotation pitches.

05/26/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Tanaka’s Regular-Season Unbeaten Run Snapped At 42 Starts

The Chicago Cubs were an unlikely team to snap Masahiro Tanaka’s unbeaten streak with the worst record in the majors coming into the game. This time, the long shot prevailed.

05/21/2014

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