Tanaka lasts just 1 2-3 innings in shortest stint

3 photos
Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BOSTON (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka's shortest stint with the New York Yankees is over with two outs in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox.

In his 20th major league start after an unbeaten season in Japan, Tanaka was charged with seven hits and seven runs, five of them earned Saturday. He struck out two and walked two.

He was making his second start since missing 2 1-2 months with inflammation in his right elbow. His previous shortest outing came in his first game back when he went 5 1-3 innings in a 5-2 win against the Toronto Blue Jays in which he allowed one run and five hits.

Tanaka signed a $155 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees after going 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

MLBNational Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast