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New York Daily News Oct 16, 2017
Yankees need to find way to shut down Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve

Yankees need to find way to shut down Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve

You could forgive Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino if they had nightmares about Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.
New York Post Oct 15, 2017
Tanaka ‘black and blue’ but OK after getting drilled in the thigh

Tanaka ‘black and blue’ but OK after getting drilled in the thigh

Masahiro Tanaka got hit high on the left thigh in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night. Though Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn’t see the right-hander’s leg after it was struck by a shot off the bat of the Astros’ Josh Reddick, he assumed there was a lot of discoloring — though he didn’t...
New York Post Oct 14, 2017
Brett Gardner has evolved from trade chip to indispensable star

Brett Gardner has evolved from trade chip to indispensable star

HOUSTON – Greg Bird has reminded folks that he can really hit and Masahiro Tanaka has shown that he is better than his tough regular season. David Robertson has demonstrated he will take the ball in any role and thrive while Didi Gregorius has vanquished any lingering ghosts of Derek Jeter. Yet, has any Yankee...
New York Post Oct 14, 2017
Tanaka gave Yankees a chance despite barely throwing 1 pitch

Tanaka gave Yankees a chance despite barely throwing 1 pitch

HOUSTON — Masahiro Tanaka hadn’t allowed a run in his previous two outings and he couldn’t afford anything less Friday against the Astros. Unfortunately for the Yankees, he couldn’t match those results, as they lost Game 1 of the ALCS, 2-1, to the Astros with Tanaka outpitched by Dallas Keuchel — just as he was...
New York Daily News Oct 14, 2017
Masahiro Tanaka had third straight strong start despite loss

Masahiro Tanaka had third straight strong start despite loss

This was not the outing for Masahiro Tanaka to work with anything less than his maximum stuff on the mound.
Washington Times Oct 13, 2017

Yankees get 6th straight ALCS loss despite Tanaka, Judge

HOUSTON (AP) - Another solid postseason outing for Masahiro Tanaka, an impressive two-out hit for Aaron Judge and yet still another loss in the AL Championship Series for the New York Yankees. New York was stifled again by nemesis Dallas Keuchel, but at least this defeat to the Astros wasn't ...
Larry Brown Sports Oct 13, 2017

Astros top Yankees 2-1, take 1-0 ALCS lead

The Houston Astros jumped out to a 1-0 series lead over the New York Yankees with a 2-1 win in the series opener in Houston Friday night. It was a pitchers’ duel early on, with New York’s Masahiro Tanaka and Houston’s Dallas Keuchel both stymying batters. Keuchel amassed six strikeouts in his first four innings...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Oct 13, 2017

Correa, Gurriel give Astros first lead of ALCS in pitchers’ duel

The American League Championship Series was a pitcher’s duel early on. In the first three innings, New York’s Masahiro Tanaka didn’t allow a hit, and Houston’s Dallas Keuchel amassed five strikeouts. In the fourth, however, the Astros became the first team to get on the board in the series. Jose Altuve singled, then stole second...Read More
Federal Baseball Oct 13, 2017
New York Yankees at Houston Astros: ALCS Game 1 GameThread

New York Yankees at Houston Astros: ALCS Game 1 GameThread

We understand if you’re not interested in watching more baseball right now, but if you are: Masahiro Tanaka vs Dallas Keuchel tonight as the Yankees and Astros start the ALCS at 8:00 PM... New York Yankees’ skipper Joe Girardi, coming off a three straight wins over the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, talked before the start of the American League’s Championship Series about the lineup his team will face in Houston. “Extremely talented offensively,” Girardi said when asked what he thought of the Astros. “It's a club that scores a lot of runs but doesn't swing and miss very much....
TalkingChop Oct 13, 2017
2017 ALCS Game 1 open thread

2017 ALCS Game 1 open thread

2017 American League Championship Series New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Game 1 Probable Starters Yankees - Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74 ERA) Astros - Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90 ERA) Game Date/Time: Friday, October 13, 8 p.m. ET Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas TV: FS1 Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Lookout Landing Oct 13, 2017
10/13/17: ALCS Open Game Thread

10/13/17: ALCS Open Game Thread

After barely sneaking by the American League defending champs, the Yankees take on the Houston Astros Fresh off of two of the most (only?) dominating starts of this postseason, Masahiro Tanaka and Dallas Keuchel will square off to see who gets out to a lead in representing the American League in the World Series. According to cbssports.com, the winning team in game one of a best of seven series goes on to win the series 67.3% of the time. New York Yankees at Houston Astros Series tied 0-0 First Pitch: 5:00pm PT TV: Fox Sports 1 Tonight’s Lineups
New York Post Oct 13, 2017
Yankees banking on the better Tanaka in Game 1 vs. Astros

Yankees banking on the better Tanaka in Game 1 vs. Astros

HOUSTON — With positive vibrations oozing out of every pore in the Yankees’ clubhouse, Masahiro Tanaka put up a wall to keep the slightest drop of negativity out of his head. Anointed Thursday by Joe Girardi as the Yankees’ ALCS Game 1 starter against the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park, Tanaka was...
Washington Times Oct 12, 2017

LEADING OFF: Keuchel, Astros face Yankees in ALCS opener

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: ___ WILD REMATCH Astros ace Dallas Keuchel opposes Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in the opener of their AL Championship Series at Minute Maid Park. It's a rematch of the 2015 wild-card game, when Keuchel dominated a lineup that included current ...
New York Daily News Oct 12, 2017
Gonig with Tanaka for Game 1 is risky, but makes sense

Gonig with Tanaka for Game 1 is risky, but makes sense

Decision to go with the inconsistent Masahiro Tanaka for Game 1 is risky, but makes sense.
Washington Times Oct 12, 2017

Tanaka to start Game 1 of ALCS for Yankees against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka will start in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series for the New York Yankees against Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Friday night. The Yankees announced the decision on Thursday and also set the rotation for the next three games. New York's Luis ...

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