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Masahiro Tanaka Improves to 9-1, Yankees Avoid Sweep

Masahiro Tanaka Improves to 9-1, Yankees Avoid Sweep

Hyped by on June 6, 2014 Website: gothamcitysportsnews.com

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

June 5th, 2014

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap

Final Score: Athletics 1 Yankees 2

The New York Yankees were able to avoid the sweep at home on Thursday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics behind a god start from Masahiro Tanaka, and the bullpen being able to hold the lead in a close game. The victory moves the Yankees to (30-29) on the season, but they are still six games back of the Toronto Blue Jays, who just can’t seem to be beaten.

Tanaka has been easily the best player for the Yankees this season, and when they really needed a win to avoid the sweep, he came through with his ninth win of the season. Things didn’t start out to well for Tanaka in the first inning, as he allowed a solo-homerun to John Jaso, but after that he didn’t allow another run. Oakland did a very good job however of running up Tanaka’s pitch count, as he was only able to go six inning with 104 pitches, but it was still a good outing from the Yankees ace.

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