Masahiro Tanaka’s solid pitching guides Yankees over Blue Jays

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 in six innings to lead the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1 Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

The Blue Jays were 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts against the slider and splitter of Tanaka (11-1), who gave up five hits and walked two.

Jose Reyes blasted a home run on the first pitch of the game against Tanaka.

But Brett Gardner cracked a two-run homer in the third to put the Yankees up, 2-1.

A single by Mark Teixeira in the fifth scored Derek Jeter for the final tally.

Dellin Betances tossed two solid innings and David Robertson pitched the ninth in blanking the Blue Jays after Tanaka’s exit.

Blue Jays rookie Marcus Stroman (3-2) threw 98 pitches in 3 2/3 innings, assuring his early exit.

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