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Tanaka’s Unbeaten Streak Stopped by Cubs

Masahiro Tanaka had his regular-season unbeaten streaked snapped at 42, allowing a career-high four runs in six innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Starter Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Tanaka (6-1) had been 34-0 in Japan and North America the last two seasons. He did drop Game 6 of the Japan Series last year before earning the save in Game 7. He hadn’t lost a regular-season game since the Seibu Lions beat the Rakuten Golden Eagles on Aug. 19, 2012.

Jason Hammel (5-2) pitched solid ball into the sixth and Hector Rondon retired Jeter on a grounder with the bases loaded in the ninth to end it.

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