Tanaka K’s 9 In Return, Yankees Sweep M’s
Masahiro Tanaka looked healthy and showed no signs of rust coming off the disabled list Wednesday and shutting down Seattle 3-1 as the Yankees wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Mariners.
Tanaka hadn't pitched since April 23, saddled on the DL with a sore forearm for over a month. On Wednesday, he struck out nine over seven innings and gave up just three hits and walked none to improve to 3-1 in five starts this season.
Seattle's young Taijuan Walker was sharp in eight innings of work. He struck out seven, yielding three runs on five hits, but two of those were home runs.
Mark Teixeira had a solo blast - his 16th dinger - and Garrett Jones hit a two-run bomb to account for all of New York's runs.
Andrew Miller earned a five-out save, improving to 17 for 17 in save chances this year.
Than Yankees are off Thursday traveling back to New York where they'll open a series with the Angels on Friday night.