May 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
There are few true aces in the game of baseball. Clayton Kershaw is one. Felix Hernandez is the other. Its only mid-May, but slowly, but surely Masahiro Tanaka is knocking on the door of true ace status. Tanaka improved to 6-0, pitching his first MLB complete game shutout as the Yankees beat the Mets 4-0.
The Yanks got on the board in the second when Yangervis Solarte walked off rookie Rafael Montero and Brian Roberts followed with a triple. Solarte added to it in the fourth with his fourth homer of the year.
Mark Teixeira led off the sixth with his eighth homer of the year.