Look! A trade not involving the Phillies:
That would be the Cardinals getting Mujica from the Marlins. Cox is a Triple-A third baseman.
Mujica is 0-3 with a 4.38 ERA in 41 appearances this year. He has struck out 26 and walked 9 in 39 innings. Cox is at Memphis, hitting .254/.294/.421 with 9 homers in 316 plate appearances.
Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka went the distance, holding the Rays scoreless on two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts across nine innings on Monday night in the Bronx. It’s the fourth shutout of his career, accounting for four of the Yankees’ last six shutouts. The other two were thrown my Luis Severino and Brandon McCarthy.
DJ LeMahieu provided the bulk of the offense, swatting a two-run home run off of Yonny Chirinos in the third inning. Cameron Maybin tacked on a solo homer off of Chirinos in the fifth as the Yankees went on to win 3-0.
After Monday’s performance, Tanaka owns a 3.23 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 20 walks across 92 innings on the season.
With the win, the Yankees increase their lead over the Rays for first place in the AL East to 1.5 games.