Tanaka, Yankees dominant in 11-1 rout of Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka was spotted a five-run lead before he ever took the mound on Saturday. The Yankees sent every batter in the lineup to the plate, so he waited longer than usual to pitch the first inning.

He had a comfortable 10-run lead when he took the mound for the second time as the Yankees batted around. Waiting can be difficult, but for Tanaka, he made it look easy.

Tanaka struck out nine in six strong innings, and the New York Yankees' bats continued to sizzle in an 11-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.

''We're getting good starting pitching that's given us a chance to win for the most part every day,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''Our at-bat quality has been outstanding. I feel day in and day out this is a team that takes a lot of pride in making a pitcher work really hard for everything they get. It doesn't always result in a bunch of runs, but more often than not, we've eventually got to someone.''

The Yankees (17-9) have won eight consecutive games and have outscored opponents 62-17 during that streak. They had 14 hits Saturday and still left 10 men on base.

''It's always good to have some run support,'' Tanaka said through an interpreter. ''I don't know if this applies to all pitchers, but sometimes when you're waiting that long to get into the game, that can at times throw you off rhythm, kind of. So that was kind of the challenge. For me, I was able to come through strong. Today was a good day.''

The Angels (16-11) after a hot start to the season have lost eight of their last 11 games.

''It's tough. Usually you'll have a couple guys that are in and out of a funk or whatever,'' Cozart said. ''Right now, myself included, we haven't put together a lot of stressful innings. But, we're early in the year. We know were not going to continue to hit like this. There's no panic or anything.''

Aaron Judge was 3-for-3 by the time the game was just three innings old. Miguel Andujar had three hits as well. Angels starter Garrett Richards allowed four extra-base hits in 1 2/3 innings before he was chased. He gave up nine runs (five earned) on five hits and walked three.

Aaron Hicks tripled off Richards while Judge, Andujar and Gary Sanchez all doubled. Andujar has extra-base hits in 10 of his last 12 games.

Tanaka (4-2) was dominant. He retired the first eight batters he faced and struck out the side in the second inning. He didn't allow a hit until Mike Trout singled to left field to lead off the fourth inning.

The much-anticipated matchup between Tanaka on the mound and fellow countryman Shohei Ohtani didn't happen since Ohtani was out of the lineup with an ankle injury. Ohtani and Tanaka faced each other in Japan in 2013, but Ohtani never got a hit off Tanaka. Their first meeting in Major League Baseball will have to wait.

The Angels got on the board via a Zack Cozart leadoff solo home run to left field off Tanaka in the fifth inning.

Richards (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season. His ERA climbed to 4.88.

Albert Pujols was 0-for-4. He has 2,995 hits.

ROOKIE SENSATION

Gleyber Torres made his Major League debut April 22 at second base, and he's played seven games. He's yet to play in a Yankees loss. Manager Aaron Boone has compared his defense to that of Javy Baez. Torres had another two hits Saturday, and he's batting .296. Life is good.

''The team is awesome. Everyone is playing super well,'' Torres said. ''The bullpen, starting pitchers, everyone. We play together as a team. That's the most important.''

Asked about his comfort level, Torres said: ''Super good. I know everybody now. I have a lot of comfort with everyone. Everyone is on the same page. I try to do my job every day. I try to do my job and have fun.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: OF Clint Frazier (concussion symptoms) was 0-for-4 with one run scored Saturday in a rehab assignment with Class A Tampa, his third consecutive game. He is 0-for-8 over the last two days.

Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons (sore right forearm) was scratched from Saturday's lineup. He was hit by a pitch in the forearm one week ago ... RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani (mild left ankle strain) was out of the lineup Saturday. He was sore and receiving treatment after he left Friday's game after rolling his ankle a little bit on the first-base bag.

UP NEXT

Yankees: CC Sabathia (1-0, 1.86) earned his first victory of the season in his fifth start Tuesday against Minnesota. He's unbeaten in his last 12 regular season starts dating back to last season. The 37-year-old was on the disabled list with a hip strain for 12 days.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (3-1, 2.96) leads the Angels in innings pitched (27 1/3) and has the best ERA among Angels starters. He earned th win against Houston in his last start, going seven scoreless innings.

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LAA16-11
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  • W: M. Tanaka (4-2)L: G. Richards (3-1)
  • HR: LAA - Z. Cozart (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF51000124.217.345.283.6281.0
A. Judge RF62310032.330.463.6081.0725.5
D. Gregorius SS31000112.356.451.8001.2511.5
R. Torreyes SS20000001.390.405.488.8930.0
G. Stanton DH51100003.226.308.425.7332.0
G. Sanchez C43210112.207.270.489.7598.5
A. Hicks CF31130212.244.400.444.8448.5
N. Walker 1B52220012.181.231.208.4395.5
M. Andujar 3B50310003.312.325.610.9355.0
G. Torres 2B50210013.296.321.370.6923.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B40100011.226.300.283.5830.5
    M. Trout CF20100100.297.405.6441.0492.0
    C. Young PR-CF10000011.167.200.333.533-0.5
    J. Upton LF30000022.229.294.381.675-1.0
    R. Rivera 1B10100000.333.400.519.9191.0
    A. Pujols DH40000024.248.268.431.699-1.0
    L. Valbuena 3B40200021.244.271.378.6492.0
    Z. Cozart SS41111012.228.282.406.6885.5
    K. Calhoun RF40100021.172.196.222.4180.0
    J. Marte 1B-LF30000111.341.400.537.9370.5
    M. Maldonado C30000102.156.260.188.4481.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (6), G. Sanchez 2 (8), M. Andujar (12), G. Torres (2)
      • 3B - A. Hicks
      • RBI - A. Judge (18), G. Sanchez (22), A. Hicks 3 (11), N. Walker 2 (6), M. Andujar (12), G. Torres (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks 2 (3), N. Walker 2 (3), M. Andujar (3), G. Torres
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Valbuena (2)
      • HR - Z. Cozart (3)
      • RBI - Z. Cozart (10)
      FIELDING
      • E - Z. Cozart (2)
      • PB - M. Maldonado (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (W, 4-2)6.02112914.631.0627.5
      C. Shreve1.01000200.790.973.0
      A. Cole2.040011010.952.191.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (W, 4-2)6.0
      C. Shreve1.0
      A. Cole2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Richards (L, 3-1)1.25953204.881.52-14.0
      E. Paredes2.14111103.001.170.5
      J. Alvarez1.00000200.751.084.0
      N. Ramirez2.23111303.521.702.5
      B. Parker1.12000204.401.532.0
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Richards (L, 3-1)1.2
      E. Paredes2.1
      J. Alvarez1.0
      N. Ramirez2.2
      B. Parker1.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Shreve
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 88-59, C. Shreve 22-13, A. Cole 36-23
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 6-3, A. Cole 2-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 22, C. Shreve 4, A. Cole 10
      PITCHING
      • WP - N. Ramirez (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 55-29, E. Paredes 36-23, J. Alvarez 11-9, N. Ramirez 34-24, B. Parker 20-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 5-0, E. Paredes 5-1, J. Alvarez 1-0, N. Ramirez 1-4, B. Parker 1-1
      • Batters Faced - G. Richards 15, E. Paredes 12, J. Alvarez 3, N. Ramirez 12, B. Parker 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      LAA16-11
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF51000124.217.345.283.6281.0
      A. Judge RF62310032.330.463.6081.0725.5
      D. Gregorius SS31000112.356.451.8001.2511.5
      R. Torreyes SS20000001.390.405.488.8930.0
      G. Stanton DH51100003.226.308.425.7332.0
      G. Sanchez C43210112.207.270.489.7598.5
      A. Hicks CF31130212.244.400.444.8448.5
      N. Walker 1B52220012.181.231.208.4395.5
      M. Andujar 3B50310003.312.325.610.9355.0
      G. Torres 2B50210013.296.321.370.6923.5
      Total4311149051024-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        I. Kinsler 2B40100011.226.300.283.5830.5
        M. Trout CF20100100.297.405.6441.0492.0
        C. Young PR-CF10000011.167.200.333.533-0.5
        J. Upton LF30000022.229.294.381.675-1.0
        R. Rivera 1B10100000.333.400.519.9191.0
        A. Pujols DH40000024.248.268.431.699-1.0
        L. Valbuena 3B40200021.244.271.378.6492.0
        Z. Cozart SS41111012.228.282.406.6885.5
        K. Calhoun RF40100021.172.196.222.4180.0
        J. Marte 1B-LF30000111.341.400.537.9370.5
        M. Maldonado C30000102.156.260.188.4481.0
        Total33171131215-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Judge (6), G. Sanchez 2 (8), M. Andujar (12), G. Torres (2)
          • 3B - A. Hicks
          • RBI - A. Judge (18), G. Sanchez (22), A. Hicks 3 (11), N. Walker 2 (6), M. Andujar (12), G. Torres (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks 2 (3), N. Walker 2 (3), M. Andujar (3), G. Torres
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Valbuena (2)
          • HR - Z. Cozart (3)
          • RBI - Z. Cozart (10)
          FIELDING
          • E - Z. Cozart (2)
          • PB - M. Maldonado (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Tanaka (W, 4-2)6.02112914.631.0627.5
          C. Shreve1.01000200.790.973.0
          A. Cole2.040011010.952.191.5
          Total9.07113121---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Tanaka (W, 4-2)6.0
          C. Shreve1.0
          A. Cole2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Richards (L, 3-1)1.25953204.881.52-14.0
          E. Paredes2.14111103.001.170.5
          J. Alvarez1.00000200.751.084.0
          N. Ramirez2.23111303.521.702.5
          B. Parker1.12000204.401.532.0
          Total9.0141175100---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Richards (L, 3-1)1.2
          E. Paredes2.1
          J. Alvarez1.0
          N. Ramirez2.2
          B. Parker1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Shreve
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 88-59, C. Shreve 22-13, A. Cole 36-23
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 6-3, A. Cole 2-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 22, C. Shreve 4, A. Cole 10
          PITCHING
          • WP - N. Ramirez (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 55-29, E. Paredes 36-23, J. Alvarez 11-9, N. Ramirez 34-24, B. Parker 20-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 5-0, E. Paredes 5-1, J. Alvarez 1-0, N. Ramirez 1-4, B. Parker 1-1
          • Batters Faced - G. Richards 15, E. Paredes 12, J. Alvarez 3, N. Ramirez 12, B. Parker 6
          • 8TH INNING
            Walker singled to right, Sanchez scored, Hicks to third111
          • 5TH INNING
            Cozart homered to left101
          • 2ND INNING
            Torres singled to left, Walker scored, Andujar to second100
            Walker reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hicks scored90
            Hicks tripled to deep right, Judge and Sanchez scored80
            Judge doubled to deep center, Gardner scored60
          • 1ST INNING
            Andujar doubled to deep left, Walker scored50
            Sanchez scored on passed ball40
            Hicks grounded out to second, Stanton scored, Sanchez to third30
            Sanchez doubled to deep left, Gregorius scored, Stanton to third20
            Stanton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Judge scored, Gregorius to second on shortstop Cozart fielding error10
          • 9TH INNING
            • B. Parker Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Torres doubled to left center
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Torreyes grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cole Pitching:
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena singled to center
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cozart grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Valbuena out at second
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun singled to center
            • J. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Calhoun to second
            • M. Maldonado: Maldonado flied out to center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • N. Ramirez Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Torreyes flied out to left
            • G. Stanton: Stanton flied out to deep center
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep center
            • A. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • Blake Parker relieved Noe Ramirez
            • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Walker singled to right, Sanchez scored, Hicks to third
            • M. Andujar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Andujar popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A.J. Cole relieved Chasen Shreve
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to right
            • C. Young: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
            • R. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Rivera singled to right, Kinsler to third
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pujols flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Rene Rivera at first
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Gardner lined out to center
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Chasen Shreve relieved Masahiro Tanaka
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Valbuena doubled to left center
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart lined out to center
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valbuena to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • J. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Noe Ramirez relieved Jose Alvarez
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton to second on wild pitch, Walker grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ronald Torreyes at shortstop
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to third
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • Chris Young ran for Mike Trout
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Strike swinging, Pujols popped out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Jose Alvarez relieved Eduardo Paredes
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart homered to left
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • J. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Maldonado: Maldonado grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • E. Paredes Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked
            • N. Walker: Ball, Walker reached on fielder's choice to second, Hicks out at second
            • M. Andujar: Andujar reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Walker out at second
            • G. Torres: Torres lined out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Trout singled to left
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pujols struck out looking
            • L. Valbuena: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • E. Paredes Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Judge singled to left center
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius reached on fielder's choice to second, Judge out at second
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Stanton reached on fielder's choice to third, Gregorius out at second
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado walked
            • I. Kinsler: Kinsler flied out to right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Richards Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Judge doubled to deep center, Gardner scored
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius grounded out to second, Judge to third
            • G. Stanton: Foul, Ball, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Hicks tripled to deep right, Judge and Sanchez scored
            • Eduardo Paredes relieved Garrett Richards
            • N. Walker: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hicks scored
            • M. Andujar: Andujar singled to right, Walker to second
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Torres singled to left, Walker scored, Andujar to second
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
            • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Richards Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Judge singled to center
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked, Judge to second
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Stanton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Judge scored, Gregorius to second on shortstop Cozart fielding error
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep left, Gregorius scored, Stanton to third
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second, Stanton scored, Sanchez to third
            • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Walker struck out, reached on passed ball, Sanchez scored on passed ball
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andujar doubled to deep left, Walker scored
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Torres grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Trout grounded out to second
            • J. Upton: Ball, Upton popped out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)