Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka Named AL Pitcher of the Month

The New York Yankees ace rookie starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been named the American League's Pitcher of the Month according to MLB.com and Yankees.com. Tanaka won five games in May and has his first career shutout in his career as he took home the award.

Tanaka is the first Yankees rookie pitcher to win the award since the award was first given out in 1979. Tanaka is also the first Yankee to win the award since Ivan Nova won it in August of 2013.

Tanaka was 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA in May.

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