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Early Signs Show Masahiro Tanaka Is Still Game-Changing Ace

class="ui-droppable">Masahiro Tanaka has dealt with so many setbacks and wrestled so many doubts over the past year, it's easy to forget what a transcendent talent he is. With another stellar start Tuesday night, the New York Yankees ace reminded us all.

In one of the better pitching showcases you're likely to see—Tanaka versus Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals—Tanaka came out on top with seven strong innings of five-hit, one run ball in a 6-1 Yankees win.

Since coming off the disabled list June 3, Tanaka has gone 2-0, allowing just two runs in 14 innings with 15 strikeouts.

"I think he enjoys the stage," Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said after Tanaka outdueled Scherzer, per ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand. "I do. I think ...

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