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Yanks Shut Out Cubs, Twice, in DH Sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.

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Yanks and Cubs to Play DH Today

After being washed out on Tuesday night, the Yankees and Cubs will play their two-game series in one day.

The teams will play a doubleheader at the Stadium today. The first game is set for 1:05 p.m

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Ken Davidoff Joins Armen and Levack

Though the seasons of the Mets and Yankees are only barely underway, their opening days have already provided plenty to talk about.

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Sports Science Host John Brenkus Breaks Down Tanaka [AUDIO]

 

The mystery of Masahiro Tanaka has been one of the biggest storylines of the Yankees 20014 offseason. The Bombers' new $155 million man went 24-0 in the Japanese league last year, but his “stuff” has largely been clouded in mystery. We know that Tanaka’s best pitch is his splitter, but its effectiveness at the major league level has been widely speculated about.

That’s why Joe & Brix on 104.5 The Team tracked down John Brenkus of ESPN’s Sports Science to get some answers. Brenkus and his team recently broke down Tanaka’s repertoire and provided unique insight into how he will transition into the majors.

Check out the interview below and make sure to tune into Joe & Brix on 104.5 The Team. 

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Masahiro Tanaka Not A Fan Of Wife’s Music [AUDIO]

In an interview on ESPNNewYork, Masahiro Tanaka said he's "not necessarily a fan" of his wife's music.

Tanaka's wife, Mai Satoda, is a pop-star in Japan.

Let's take a listen to her music. This is Mai's

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Tanaka Introduced As A New York Yankee

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is officially a New York Yankee!

"I was thinking as I was driving in, this would make 'the Boss' proud," said Brian Cashman, Yankees General Manager. "The Yankees are about always tryign to aquire the best talent

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John Sterling Called Into The Team [Podcast]

The Yankees have brought in a lot of new faces over the winter.

"I think it's a very intriguing spring training," said John Sterling, voice of the Yankees. "I don't know what's going to happen but it's a very intriguing camp as it happens

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Twitter News You Can Use: Wed., Jan 22

The big news of the day is Masahiro Tanaka signing with the Yankees for 7 years, $155 million:
#Yankees have spent half a BILLION dollars this winter & still have Kelly Johnson likely starting at 3B & Brian Roberts at 2B.

— Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks) January 22, 2014
 
Tanaka: 24-0, 1.27 ERA in 212 I

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Tanaka to Sign With Yankees

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will sign with the New York Yankees for 7 years, $155 million, per ESPN's Buster Olney.
Sources: #Yankees separated themselves on Tanaka, but not by much. #Cubs, #Dodgers, #WhiteSox and #Astros all were involved.

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Japanese Papers Reporting Tanaka Will Not Be Posted

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports wrote this morning that Japanese newspapers are reporting that the Rakuten Golden Eagles will not allow pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to be posted for MLB.

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