Tanaka retires first 17 in 14 strikeout gem as Yanks top Rays

Masahiro Tanaka dominated the Rays’ hitters and the Yankees’ power bats dominated Rays pitching Friday night in a 6-1 win over Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees (55-46) earned their fifth consecutive win, and second straight over the visiting Rays (53-51). New York maintained the top American League Wild Card spot, while Tampa Bay sits third.

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