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Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka Prevails in a Duel With a Japanese Flavor

After the Rangers could not capitalize with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th, Ronald Torreyes hit a two-out single to score Gary Sanchez in the bottom of the inning and leave everyone in pinstripes pretty happy.

His strikeout total on Friday night was particularly encouraging, as was the diversity in Tanaka’s third-strike pitches — twirling sliders, mid-90s fastballs, curves and sinkers that muted the Rangers’ strong lineup.

He took the field 40 minutes before the first pitch, running around the tarp still on the infield to begin his outfield stretching routine while a drizzling rain fell.

Tanaka rebounded to strike out Joey Gallo, and then Choo grounded into a double play, ignited by a diving catch by Torreyes at third base.

Headley received an epidural injection after Thursday’s game and said he was doing better Friday afternoon, but Girardi thought he’d be back in the lineup no sooner than Sunday.

READ MORE (New York Times)

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  • Tanaka, Darvish deliver dramaThe Japan Times

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