GAME RECAP

Impact player

Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees

The righthander held the Twins to one unearned run on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.

By the NUMBERS

11 Consecutive quality starts for Tanaka, the second pitcher ever to do that to start a career.

.185 Joe Mauer’s batting average over his past 13 games.

.321 Batting average for Derek Jeter over his past 13 games.

ON DECK

The Twins will face righthander Chase Whitley on Sunday as the teams wrap up a three-game series in the Bronx. Whitley, a converted reliever, has an excellent changeup.

LA VELLE E. NEAL