UPDATES & NEWS
Masahiro Tanaka improved to 5-0 after allowing just two runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over 6.1 innings against the Brewers on Friday.
Tanaka continues to take the league by storm in his first year with the Yankees after logging yet another quality start on Friday night. He is now sitting undefeated with a 2.57 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through his first seven starts, while holding down a 58:7 K:BB ratio. As long as he continues to display great command, there is no reason to think the Yankees rookie will slow down anytime soon. He will look for win No. 6 when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender