As the Yankees fight to close the gap with the division-leading Blue Jays, Masahiro Tanaka will try to close out a three-game series against the Red Sox in winning fashion on Wednesday, when he squares off with rookie lefty Henry Owens at Fenway Park.
Pitching away from the Bronx has hardly been a problem for Tanaka, who comes in 11-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 18 career road starts. However, the right-hander's last outing at Fenway Park proved to be one of his worst: seven runs (five earned) allowed on seven hits over 1 2/3 innings.
Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.