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TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka pitched two shutout innings in his spring training debut, allowing two hits and striking out three as New York Yankees blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Saturday.
Both Sabathia and Kuroda threw two shutout innings.
Tanaka signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January. He was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year while leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to their first Japan Series title.
Tanaka features a sharp split-fingered fastball. He struck out All-Star Domonic Brown in the sixth.