Tanaka leads Yankees over Ohtani, Angels 3-1

NEW YORK (AP) When they finally met up once more, Masahiro Tanaka was too much for Shohei Ohtani.

Tanaka scattered three hits over six strong innings, twice striking out Ohtani as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 Sunday.

Although Ohtani was pushed back from his scheduled start due to what the Angels called ''workload management,'' Tanaka (6-2) held up his end up of the highly anticipated pitchers' duel between Japanese stars that never materialized.

''We were supposed to pitch against each, but it ended up with him getting into the batter's box and facing him as a batter, which might have been the real matchup,'' Tanaka said through a translator.

Ohtani first batted with two outs and a runner on in the first. Greeted with a loud chorus of boos, Ohtani stepped to the plate against Tanaka for the first time since they played against each other in 2013.

Tanaka, who's 29 and six years older than Ohtani, quickly fell behind the two-way star before inducing a swinging strikeout much to the delight of the crowd. Ohtani went 0 for 2 with a walk against the Yankees right-hander and is now 0 for 13 with two walks in all competition against Tanaka.

''Obviously, he's not an easy out,'' Tanaka said. ''He's very selective. I got two outs from him today, but it wasn't easy.''

Ohtani went 0 for 9 with five strikeouts in the series. Tanaka extended the longest hitless stretch of his young big league career.

''I felt like he threw more breaking balls this time around than when he was in Japan,'' Ohtani said through a translator. ''It felt a little different because American pitchers they throw mostly fastball but he kind of pitched me backwards, so that felt a little different.''

Brett Gardner had three hits for New York, which won five of six against the Angels this season.

Featuring his splitter, Tanaka struck out eight and allowed just Andrelton Simmons' sixth-inning home run in his longest outing in nearly a month. One day after he homered and had three doubles in the first five-hit game of his career, Mike Trout went 0 for 4.

Pitching on his 30th birthday, Garrett Richards (4-4) continued his struggles against New York. The right-hander allowed three runs over 2 1-3 innings and matched a season high with five walks.

Richards is 0-5 with an 8.57 ERA over seven career games, six starts, against the Yankees and 44-32 with a 3.36 ERA against the other 28 teams.

New York scored all of its runs in the third. Aaron Judge singled to lead off and after striking out Giancarlo Stanton, who fanned four times, Richards lost the strike zone. He walked the next three batters on 14 pitches to force in a run.

Richards threw three wild pitches in the inning to bring his season total to 14, tops in the major leagues. Since 2013, the right-hander has 69, which is eight more than any other pitcher in the majors.

Jose Alvarez relieved and promptly hit Greg Bird to force in another run and Miguel Andujar had an RBI grounder.

Aroldis Chapman walked Ohtani to begin the ninth, but struck out a pair to earn his 10th save in 11 chances. Didi Gregorious ranged into the hole at short to take a hit away from Martin Maldonado for the final out of the game.

COMINGS AND GOINGS

New York outrighted LHP Ryan Bollinger off the major league roster and onto the roster of Double-A Trenton. After being called up to the majors for the first time on May 23, the 27-year old did not make an appearance.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 2B Gleyber Torres was held out of the lineup for just the second time since being recalled on April 22. Manager Aaron Boone indicated that Torres' left knee was a little ''banged up'' on Kole Calhoun's third-inning single Friday night. Boone made sure to note that the rookie sensation was available off the bench if needed and likely would have been in the lineup had the scenario not been a day game after a night game. Torres appeared as a defensive replacement in the eighth.

Angels: OF Justin Upton (forearm) was held out of the lineup one day getting hit by a pitch from Sonny Gray. Manager Mike Scioscia said that he expected Upton to play in the next day or two.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Domingo German (0-2, 5.59 ERA) opposes RHP Justin Verlander (6-2, 1.08 ERA) as New York opens a three-game series with Houston on Monday afternoon. German was tagged for six earned runs in just 3 2-3 innings against Texas on May 22. Verlander has allowed just three earned runs over 35 innings in the month of May (0.77 ERA) and stuck out 14 over eight scoreless innings against New York on May 1.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (3-3, 3.31 ERA) pitches against LHP Matt Boyd (2-4, 3.29 ERA) opens a four-game series in Detroit as Los Angeles continues its longest road trip of the season. Skaggs has stuck out six or more in each of his last five starts.

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  • W: M. Tanaka (6-2)L: G. Richards (4-4)S: A. Chapman (11)
  • HR: LAA - A. Simmons (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Z. Cozart 3B20100211.238.316.403.7192.5
M. Trout CF40000023.306.453.6721.125-1.0
A. Simmons SS41211002.332.396.474.8707.0
S. Ohtani DH20000221.291.376.553.9291.0
L. Valbuena 1B30000022.221.264.328.593-1.0
a- J. Marte PH10000011.286.348.476.824-0.5
I. Kinsler 2B40000013.178.249.263.512-0.5
M. Maldonado C40100011.256.319.368.6870.5
K. Calhoun RF30000001.154.198.191.3890.0
C. Young LF20000101.145.254.291.5451.0
  • a-struck out for Valbuena in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF40300002.246.359.339.6983.0
A. Judge DH21100211.290.425.5791.0053.5
G. Stanton RF40000046.246.323.477.800-2.0
G. Sanchez C31000123.220.324.516.8401.0
D. Gregorius SS31000122.230.312.489.8011.0
A. Hicks CF30010100.244.349.425.7742.0
G. Bird 1B30110000.143.250.143.3933.0
M. Andujar 3B30010102.291.308.497.8052.0
N. Walker 2B30000014.214.291.310.600-0.5
G. Torres 2B10000000.320.384.6201.0040.0
    BATTING
    • HR - A. Simmons (4)
    • RBI - A. Simmons (31)
    BATTING
    • RBI - A. Hicks (20), G. Bird, M. Andujar (18)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Tanaka-Walker-Bird; Gregorius-Torres-Bird)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Richards (L, 4-4)2.13335303.671.35-8.5
    J. Alvarez1.21000302.351.043.5
    I. Krol2.01001200.001.005.0
    J. Johnson1.00000203.901.274.0
    B. Parker1.00000002.921.303.0
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Richards (L, 4-4)2.1
    J. Alvarez1.2
    I. Krol2.0
    J. Johnson1.0
    B. Parker1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Tanaka (W, 6-2)6.03113814.621.0925.0
    D. Robertson (H, 8)1.01000004.561.142.0
    D. Betances (H, 3)1.00001004.501.182.0
    A. Chapman (S, 11)1.00001201.270.8910.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Tanaka (W, 6-2)6.0
    D. Robertson (H, 8)1.0
    D. Betances (H, 3)1.0
    A. Chapman (S, 11)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - G. Richards 3 (14)
    • HBP - J. Alvarez
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 70-36, J. Alvarez 30-19, I. Krol 31-17, J. Johnson 13-10, B. Parker 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 2-2, J. Alvarez 1-1, I. Krol 3-1, J. Johnson 1-0, B. Parker 1-2
    • Batters Faced - G. Richards 15, J. Alvarez 7, I. Krol 8, J. Johnson 3, B. Parker 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Chapman 2 (8)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 104-64, D. Robertson 17-10, D. Betances 15-7, A. Chapman 25-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 4-5, D. Robertson 2-1, D. Betances 2-0, A. Chapman 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 23, D. Robertson 4, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Z. Cozart 3B20100211.238.316.403.7192.5
    M. Trout CF40000023.306.453.6721.125-1.0
    A. Simmons SS41211002.332.396.474.8707.0
    S. Ohtani DH20000221.291.376.553.9291.0
    L. Valbuena 1B30000022.221.264.328.593-1.0
    a- J. Marte PH10000011.286.348.476.824-0.5
    I. Kinsler 2B40000013.178.249.263.512-0.5
    M. Maldonado C40100011.256.319.368.6870.5
    K. Calhoun RF30000001.154.198.191.3890.0
    C. Young LF20000101.145.254.291.5451.0
    Total29141151016-----
    • a-struck out for Valbuena in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40300002.246.359.339.6983.0
    A. Judge DH21100211.290.425.5791.0053.5
    G. Stanton RF40000046.246.323.477.800-2.0
    G. Sanchez C31000123.220.324.516.8401.0
    D. Gregorius SS31000122.230.312.489.8011.0
    A. Hicks CF30010100.244.349.425.7742.0
    G. Bird 1B30110000.143.250.143.3933.0
    M. Andujar 3B30010102.291.308.497.8052.0
    N. Walker 2B30000014.214.291.310.600-0.5
    G. Torres 2B10000000.320.384.6201.0040.0
    Total29353061020-----
      BATTING
      • HR - A. Simmons (4)
      • RBI - A. Simmons (31)
      BATTING
      • RBI - A. Hicks (20), G. Bird, M. Andujar (18)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Tanaka-Walker-Bird; Gregorius-Torres-Bird)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Richards (L, 4-4)2.13335303.671.35-8.5
      J. Alvarez1.21000302.351.043.5
      I. Krol2.01001200.001.005.0
      J. Johnson1.00000203.901.274.0
      B. Parker1.00000002.921.303.0
      Total8.05336100---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Richards (L, 4-4)2.1
      J. Alvarez1.2
      I. Krol2.0
      J. Johnson1.0
      B. Parker1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (W, 6-2)6.03113814.621.0925.0
      D. Robertson (H, 8)1.01000004.561.142.0
      D. Betances (H, 3)1.00001004.501.182.0
      A. Chapman (S, 11)1.00001201.270.8910.0
      Total9.04115101---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (W, 6-2)6.0
      D. Robertson (H, 8)1.0
      D. Betances (H, 3)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 11)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - G. Richards 3 (14)
      • HBP - J. Alvarez
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 70-36, J. Alvarez 30-19, I. Krol 31-17, J. Johnson 13-10, B. Parker 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 2-2, J. Alvarez 1-1, I. Krol 3-1, J. Johnson 1-0, B. Parker 1-2
      • Batters Faced - G. Richards 15, J. Alvarez 7, I. Krol 8, J. Johnson 3, B. Parker 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Chapman 2 (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 104-64, D. Robertson 17-10, D. Betances 15-7, A. Chapman 25-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 4-5, D. Robertson 2-1, D. Betances 2-0, A. Chapman 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 23, D. Robertson 4, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 4
      • 6TH INNING
        Simmons homered to left13
      • 3RD INNING
        Andujar reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gregorius scored, Hicks to third, Bird out at second03
        Bird hit by pitch, Sanchez scored, Gregorius to third, Hicks to second02
        Hicks walked, Judge scored, Sanchez to third, Gregorius to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ohtani walked
        • Jefry Marte hit for Luis Valbuena
        • J. Marte: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ohtani to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ohtani to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dellin Betances relieved David Robertson
        • Gleyber Torres at second
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozart walked
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cozart out at second
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Trout out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Blake Parker relieved Jim Johnson
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bird flied out to right
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar grounded out to third
        • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torres flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • David Robertson relieved Masahiro Tanaka
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Maldonado singled to left
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun flied out to center
        • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Young grounded out to catcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jim Johnson relieved Ian Krol
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Gregorius struck out on foul tip
        • A. Hicks: Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Simmons homered to left
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • L. Valbuena: Valbuena flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • I. Krol Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andujar grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Walker grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner singled to right
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked, Gardner to second
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Young walked
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ian Krol relieved Jose Alvarez
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • A. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Hicks flied out to shallow right
        • G. Bird: Ball, Bird grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Simmons singled to right center
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked, Simmons to second
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Ohtani out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Alvarez Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gardner reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Young fouled out to third
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cozart walked
        • M. Trout: Trout flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Judge singled to deep right center
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Judge to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Judge to third, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked, Judge scored, Sanchez to third, Gregorius to second
        • Jose Alvarez relieved Garrett Richards
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bird hit by pitch, Sanchez scored, Gregorius to third, Hicks to second
        • M. Andujar: Andujar reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gregorius scored, Hicks to third, Bird out at second
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Walker popped out to second
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Valbuena struck out looking
        • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kinsler popped out to third
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Maldonado grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second
        • G. Bird: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bird singled to center
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Bird to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Andujar walked
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart singled to shallow right center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Trout struck out on foul tip
        • A. Simmons: Pickoff attempt, Simmons flied out to shallow left
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to left
        • A. Judge: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge walked, Gardner to second
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez fouled out to first
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gregorius popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)