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51 min ago | Newsday

Masahiro Tanaka is living up to the hype

In Wednesday's domination of the Cubs, Tanaka struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings, and allowed only a pair of bunt singles -- the first coming on a successful challenge by Chicago manager Rick Renteria.

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Related Topix: Sports, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

New York Daily News

Mr. Clean: Pineda has fine start minus pine tar as Yanks complete DH sweep

After having suspicious-looking brown goop on right hand in previous start against Red Sox, Pineda washes away Cubbies with 2-0 following Masahiro Tanaka's lead.

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Related Topix: Sports, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dean Anna

Chicago Cubs

Tanaka's 10 K's lead Yanks in twin-bill opener

That was all that the Cubs produced against Tanaka, who applauded into his glove after the final out of the eighth inning.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Mark Leiter Jr. of Toms River takes the mound in Lakewood hoping to help BlueClaws snap skid

The attention Mark Leiter Jr. will get tonight when he pitches for the Lakewood BlueClaws will not be new to him.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Bradenton.com

Rounding Third: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'

And, yes, according to rule 8.02.4 in the Major League Baseball official rule book, "The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball," and any violation should warrant an immediate ejection.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, John Franco, Clay Buchholz, David Ortiz

CBS Local

Al Leiter On MLB, Pineda And Pine Tar: 'It's A Stupid Rule'

John Franco Weighs In, Agrees It's No Big Deal To Use Foreign Substance For Grip April 11, 2014 11:20 AM That's because the New York Yankees starter had what looked like pine tar - though Pineda insisted afterward that it was just dirt - on his palm.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox

Sports Network

If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'

Yes, New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda had something on his wrist Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Franco, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester, David Ortiz

Fri Apr 04, 2014

CBS Local

Masahiro Tanaka To Make Much-Anticipated Yankees Debut Friday

Eleven years ago, a highly touted Japanese import made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in Canada.

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Related Topix: Sports, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, Dustin McGowan

Thu Apr 03, 2014

New York Post

Al Leiter: The pitch that makes Tanaka dangerous

YES Network analyst and former Yankees starter Al Leiter previews Masahiro Tanaka's much-anticipated debut with The Post's Justin Terranova.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Masahiro Tanaka

Mon Mar 31, 2014

CBS Local

Boomer & Carton: Al Leiter Shares His Passion For Baseball With The Masses

Al Leiter played 19 season in the big leagues, so he knows a thing or two about how special Opening Day is for us baseball fans.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

New York Post

From Seaver to Gee: Name that Mets Opening Day starter

Gee was officially named Monday as the Mets' Opening Day starter , getting the nod over fellow right-handers Bartolo Colon and Zack Wheeler after Jon Niese's season debut was delayed by elbow soreness .

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Related Topix: Sports, Bartolo Colon, Baseball Players, Zack Wheeler, Johan Santana

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