UPDATE1: Baseball: Yanks’ Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma to acquire 11th win

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13:13 25 Aug 2016

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, Kyodo

Masahiro Tanaka worked 7 scoreless innings to outduel former teammate Hisashi Iwakuma and acquire a win as a New York Yankees degraded a Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Wednesday.

Tanaka (11-4), who succeeded Iwakuma as a ace of a Rakuten Eagles in Nippon Professional Baseball’s Pacific League, incited in a selected performance, consistently removing forward of hitters and apropos a bulldog with runners in scoring position.

“The best thing about today’s diversion was that even when runners were on we didn’t give in and kept them from scoring,” pronounced Tanaka, who pitched with Iwakuma for a initial 5 years of his pro career.

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