Tanaka struggles in 5-3 loss to Indians


Masahiro Tanaka had been so good for the Yankees this season that a start like this was inevitable. While giving up a season-high five runs, the Yankees were unable to get a hit after the third inning which led to a 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning on a RBI single by Mark Teixeira and on a throwing error by Yan Gomes, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees scored their third and final run on a Brett Gardner RBI ground out in the second inning.

Masahiro Tanaka had by far his worst start of the season, going 6.2 innings while giving up five runs on 10 hits and striking out five. Matt Thornton retired one batter in the seventh inning and Shawn Kelley had a scoreless eighth.

What’s Next?

— Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: it’s Brandon McCarthy‘s first start since being traded to the Yankees on Sunday. McCarthy will oppose John Tomlin, who will make the start for the Indians. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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