Masahiro Tanaka had a shutout for 8 1/3, and wound up with a 4-2 complete-game victory. He improved his record to 10-1, and his ERA remained at 2.02.
Tanaka’s bid for a shutout was ruined when Robbie Cano hit a 2-run HR with one out in the 9th.
Tanaka went 9, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 11 K.
Tanaka leads the majors in wins (10) and winning pct. (.909). He leads the AL in ERA (2.02), CG (2), and WHIP (.940).
He became the first Yanks’ rookie to win 10 in a season since El Duque in 1998.
The Yanks offense didn’t help much, but just enough. For the twelfth consecutive game, the Yanks’ offense scored fewer than five runs.
The Yanks got a run in the third on an Ellsbury single, and then the big blow, a 3-run HR by Teixeira in the fifth.
Teixeira’s HR was his 11th of the season and #352 of his career.
The win improved the Yanks’ record to 33-31. They are tied with the Orioles for 2nd in the AL East, 4 1/2 behind Toronto. They are 1/2 game out of the last WC spot.
Derek Jeter got two hits and is now at 3374 for his career.
Before the game, the Yanks DFA’d Wade LeBlanc and brought back David Huff from SF for cash considerations. They activated Shawn Kelley off the DL and sent down Matt Daley.
I must admit, I don’t understand the Huff move. He was there last year, and was 3-1, 4.67 in eleven games (ERA+ 87). He wasn’t doing that well with SF either, 1-0, 6.30 in sixteen games of relief. For his career, 22-27, 5.38, ERA+ 75.
For what it’s worth, Boone Logan is struggling with Colorado. 1-1, 5.87, ERA+ 74.