MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Tanaka made second rehab start on Wednesday

Masahiro Tanaka made his second rehab start on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits while walking two and striking out four for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tanaka, who was on a 65-pitch limit, threw 62 pitches (44 strikes).

Tanaka said after the game that he felt fine (May 27, 2:01 p.m.)

“My arm is absolutely fine,” Tanaka said. “It’s just that I was missing some spots [Wednesday]. You always have the good and the bad. You have to fight through the bad times and try to go about your business.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it hasn’t yet been determined if Tanaka will make another rehab start before being activated from the disabled list (May 27, 5:41 p.m.)

Previous Reports

Tanaka pitched three scoreless innings during a rehab start last Thursday. He threw 41 pitches and his fastball topped out at 92 mph. (May 22, 7:22 a.m.)

Tanaka hasn’t appeared in a game for the Yankees since April 23 due to a sore forearm and tendinitis in his wrist. He missed time last season due to a tear in his UCL, but chose to rehab the injury rather than undergo Tommy John surgery.


A-Rod’s blast leads Yanks past Royals

The Yankees (25-22) extended their winning streak to three-games with a 4-2 victory over the Royals (28-18) this afternoon.

Michael Pineda (6-2) settled in nicely after allowing a first inning home run to earn the win. He threw 6.1 innings while allowing one run with eight strikeouts.

Brian McCann hit a solo shot in the second inning to tie the game up. The following inning Alex Rodriguez added a three run homer to give the Yankees the lead for good.

The Royals threatened to make the game interesting in the eighth inning but Dellin Betances was able to work his way out of a jam and Andrew Miller closed things out for his 14th save of the year.

A-Rod’s home run propelled him ahead of Lou Gehrig as the new American League all-time RBI leader. With two hits today, he is now only 19 shy from reaching the 3,000 hit milestone.

The Yankees travel to Oakland tomorrow to start a four-game series with the Athletics. CC Sabthia (2-6, 5.47 ERA) will face Kendall Graveman (2-2, 6.04 ERA) in the series opener. 


A-Rod passes Gehrig on all-time RBI list

MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red SoxAlex Rodriguez has surpassed Lou Gehrig to become the American League all-time RBI leader.

Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in the third inning of today’s game against the Royals to give him 1,995 career RBI.

On the year A-Rod is batting .273 with 11 home runs and 26 RBI.

He is now only 20 hits shy from reaching the 3,000 hit milestone.

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In case you missed it on Tuesday…

Mark Teixeira’s 4-RBI night propelled the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

Only three Yankees – Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Jacoby Ellsbury – rank in the top three (nine for outfielders) in their position in the 2015 All-Star Game ballot’s first update. (May 27, 12:02 a.m.)

Top prospect Luis Severino struck out nine in five innings with Double-A Trenton. (May 26, 11:13 p.m.)

What’s on tap for Wednesday, May 27

Michael Pineda (5-2) will take the mound for the Yankees in the rubber game of the three-game series. Chris Young (4-0) will pitch for Kansas City.

Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to make his second rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. (May 27, 4:28 a.m.)


GEICO SportsNite: Yankees beat Royals again

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Mark Teixeira talk about building an early lead against the Royals and claiming their second straight win.


Teixeira drives in four as Yankees top Royals

Behind a strong start from Adam Warren and a big game from Mark Teixeira, The Yankees (24-22) beat the Royals (28-17) by the score of 5-1 on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Warren didn’t allow his first base runner until the fourth inning. Overall, Warren allowed one run on two hits, walked none and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings.

Mark Teixeira gave the Yankees an early lead with a two-run homer in the first inning.

The Yankees added three runs in the fifth. Teixeira delivered a two-run double and Chase Headley added a sacrifice fly as they increased their lead to 5-0.

The Royals got on the board in the sixth when Paulo Orlando’s solo homer cut the deficit to 5-1.

Justin Wilson, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller combined to toss 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Warren.

Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk.

The Yankees wrap up their three-game series against the Royals at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. Michael Pineda (5-2, 3.59 ERA) starts for the Yankees opposite Chris Young (4-0, 0.78 ERA).