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Tanaka's unbeaten streak stopped by Cubs

Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel delivers during the first inning Tuesday against the New York Yankees at Wrigley Field.
Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel delivers during the first inning Tuesday against the New York Yankees at Wrigley Field.

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

The Cubs honored the retiring Derek Jeter before the game, then handed Tanaka his first loss in nine major league starts.

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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