Tanaka will take the mound for Game 1 of the ALCS in Houston on Friday.
Following his phenomenal start against the Indians in Game 2 of the ALDS, manager Joe Girardi will call upon Tanaka for the opening contest against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros. This likely sets up Tanaka for Game 5 on Wednesday, although he could potentially take the mound Tuesday for Game 4 if the Yankees' backs are up against the wall. With the way CC Sabathia is pitching, and with Luis Severino and Sonny Gray also in the rotation, it's unlikely that Girardi would throw him again before Wednesday's game, assuming that the series lasts longer than the minimum four games. It's worth noting that during Tanaka's lone start against Houston this season, he gave up eight earned runs off seven hits and a walk over 1.2 innings in mid-May. Oct 12 5:49 pm (EST)
- Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka will start Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday against the Indians, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
- Tanaka (13-12) pitched seven scoreless innings with just three hits allowed and 15 strikeouts to earn the win over Toronto on Friday.
- Tanaka (12-12) allowed eight runs, seven of which were earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out six across 5.2 innings to take the loss Friday against the Blue Jays.he's returned All Masahiro Tanaka (R) News
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|Oct 08||W 1 - 0||CLE||1||0||0||7||3||0||0||1||7|
|Sep 29||W 4 - 0||TOR||1||0||0||7||3||0||0||0||15|
|Sep 22||L 8 - 1||@ TOR||0||1||0||5||6||3||7||3||6|
|Sep 14||W 13 - 5||BAL||1||0||0||7||8||2||2||2||8|
|Sep 08||L 11 - 5||@ TEX||0||1||0||4||8||1||7||0||7|
|Sep 02||W 5 - 1||BOS||1||0||0||7||5||0||1||2||3|
|Aug 27||W 10 - 1||SEA||1||0||0||7||6||0||1||1||10|
|Aug 22||W 13 - 4||@ DET||1||0||0||7||6||1||3||0||4|
|Aug 09||W 11 - 5||@ TOR||0||0||0||4||2||1||2||5||2|
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