Baseball - Japan's Tanaka fans career-best 15

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees. (AFP Photo/Abbie Parr)

- Japan's Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 15 batters in seven innings as the New York Yankees shut out the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0. In his final start of the Major League Baseball season, Tanaka delivered the best start in his four years with the Yankees. Tanaka finished the year with a 13-12 mark and a 4.74 ERA -- his highest ERA in any of his 11 professional seasons. "There were a lot of ups and downs this season," Tanaka said. "I really want to take this year as sort of a learning process. Hopefully in the future when I look back, I can look back at this year as a year with a lot of struggles that I could learn from."

AFP