When Masahiro Tanaka came to the United States for an unprecedented seven-year, $155-million contract, the expectations were raised high.

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He's met the expectations so well thus far that the idea is out there that Tanaka could be the first in 30+ years to win the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in the same season.

The Japanese pitcher is 10-1 on the year with a 2.02 ERA and ESPN 's Buster Olney went as far as to agree with John Sterling on 104.5 The Team that he has been the best starter in baseball up to this point.

Tanaka takes the mound tonight at 7:05 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Coverage begins at 6:23 p.m. on 104.5 The Team.