Tanaka Chucks a Complete Game Shutout, Yankees Beat Rays 3-0

Tanaka Chucks a Complete Game Shutout, Yankees Beat Rays 3-0

The Yankees began their toughest stretch of the season thus far on Monday night against the Rays in a showdown that will likely help decide the AL East crown. The series began with an unexpected bit of intrigue, as it has been leaked that the Yankees’ trade for Edwin Encarnacion kept him from being traded to the Rays. Encarnacion played his first game for the Yanks against the Rays on Monday night, although his offense would not be required as the Yanks rode the best start any pitcher has made for the Yankees this season from Tanaka to a 3-0 win to up their lead in the AL East to 1.5 games.

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Quick Hit: Yankees Win 3-0 Behind Masahiro Tanaka's Complete Game Gem

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Quick Hit - Yankees Win 10-3 to Split Four Game Series With White Sox

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Edwin Encarnacion a Yankee: The Fallout

Edwin Encarnacion a Yankee: The Fallout

As all of the Yankee universe is well aware, the Yankees pulled off a trade to acquire Edwin Encarnacion last night. No matter what you think about the roster construction as it stands now, there is no doubting that the Yankees now have one of the most dangerous lineups in all of baseball once Judge and Stanton return next week. Our own Ethan Semendinger posted a great breakdown of the trade this morning, but I would like to look at the trade from a different angle.

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Quick Hit: Yankees Win 8-4, Could Split Series With Win Tomorrow

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