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New York Yankees Send Masahiro Tanaka To Face Chris Sale At Fenway

New York Yankees Send Masahiro Tanaka To Face Chris Sale At Fenway 2
Sep 15, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) reacts after a play against the Boston Red Sox in the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

After a nailbiting victory on Wednesday, the New York Yankees are looking to keep rolling in the final game of their road trip.

  • New York Yankees (12-7)
  • Boston Red Sox (11-9)
  • American League, 7:10 p.m. ET, YES Network
  • Fenway Park, Boston, MA

The New York Yankees are entering the final game of their first series against the rival Red Sox coming fresh off a nail-biting victory on Wednesday night.

New York enters play on Thursday night winning seven out of their past 10 games, looking to keep it rolling against Chris Sale and the Red Sox.

Tonight, manager Joe Girardi hands the ball to Masahiro Tanaka, who will be coming off a start against the White Sox where he only surrendered one earned run with six strikeouts through seven innings pitched.

In five career starts at Fenway Park, Tanaka is 2-1 with a 4.34 ERA and has surrendered three home runs. Other than Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park is where Tanaka has spent the most amount of time in his career.

Opposing Tanaka will be Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale, who has been simply dominant to begin his career wearing a new color of socks.

Sale is 1-1 with a 0.91 ERA to begin the young season as well as having 10 or more strikeouts in three of his first four starts. In seven career starts against the Yankees, the left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA which should leave New York a bit worried heading into their matchup on Thursday night.


Player To Watch:

Chase Headley

New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley has been off to a red-hot start to begin the season and has faired well against Chris Sale throughout his career.

In 13 career at-bats against Sale, the switch-hitter is batting .385 with two home runs and two RBIs. He is one of the few Yankees with any sort of career success against the left-hander.

With Headley currently slashing .333/.429/.561 to begin the young season, keep your eye on him on Thursday night at Fenway Park.

This Day In Yankees History:

On this day in 1947, baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored at Yankee Stadium on “Babe Ruth Day,” in what would be one of his final appearances at the ballpark.

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