It was Opening Day for Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees, as they aimed to get the 2017 season off on the right foot against their AL East rivals the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately, Tanaka struggled in his third career Opening Day, which resulted in the Yankees losing 7-3 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Tanaka went 2.2 innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits while notching three strikeouts. Tommy Layne pitched a scoreless inning, Adam Warren pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, Jonathan Holder pitched a scoreless inning, and Chasen Shreve pitched a scoreless inning.
— The Yankees are off on Monday, but they’ll return to game action on Tuesday as they look for their first win of the season. CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees and Jake Odorizzi will start for the Rays. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.