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  • Last-place Cubs hand Yankees' Tanaka rare defeat

  • CHICAGO — Masahiro Tanaka had his regular-season unbeaten streaked snapped at 42 starts, allowing a career-high four runs in six innings, and the last-place Chicago Cubs beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Tuesday.
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  • CHICAGO — Masahiro Tanaka had his regular-season unbeaten streaked snapped at 42 starts, allowing a career-high four runs in six innings, and the last-place Chicago Cubs beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Tuesday.
    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.
    Orioles 9, Pirates 2
    At Pittsburgh, Chris Davis hit three home runs, doubling his season total, and drove in five runs to lead Baltimore.
    Davis hit a two-run blast during a four-run fifth inning that put the Orioles ahead 6-1 then hit a solo shot in the seventh and two-run homer in the ninth. It was Davis' second career three-homer game — the other came on Aug. 24, 2012 against Toronto — and seventh multi-homer game.
    Twins 5, Padres 3
    At San Diego, Kevin Correia scattered three runs and four hits over six innings and Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park homer for Minnesota.
    Correia (2-5), a San Diego native, struck out six and walked a batter in winning for only the second time in his last six starts. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances.
    National League
    Braves 5, Brewers 0
    At Atlanta, Julio Teheran pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout of the season, Justin Upton had three RBIs and the Atlanta Braves won their third in a row, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers.
    It was another laugher in the matchup between first-place teams, the Braves jumping ahead with three runs in the third and cruising to victory after opening the series with a 9-3 rout.
    Rockies 5, Giants 4
    At Denver, Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall in the ninth inning for Colorado.
    It was the second straight game the Rockies have won in walkoff fashion, with Justin Morneau hitting a two-run homer in the 10th against San Diego on Sunday.
    The NL West-leading Giants took a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth on an RBI double by Tyler Colvin against closer LaTroy Hawkins (2-0).
    Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 0
    At St. Louis, Adam Wainwright threw a one-hitter, facing one hitter over the minimum, and the St. Louis Cardinals ended an eight-game home run drought with long balls from Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta.
    Working on six days rest because of a rainout and day off, Wainwright (7-2) retired the first 11 batters before Paul Goldschmidt doubled off the wall in center with two outs in the fourth.
    Nationals 9, Reds 4
    At Washington, Denard Span was at his disruptive best, getting three hits off the major's top pitcher and forcing a pair of throwing errors Tuesday night to lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
    Span finished 5 for 5 with two runs, two doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base as the Nationals accomplished a first for 2014: They made Johnny Cueto (4-3) look mortal.
    Phillies 6, Marlins 5
    At Miami, Jimmy Rollins homered for the second game in a row to put the Philadelphia ahead to stay.
    The Phillies began the night ranked 26th in the majors in homers, but they've hit seven in the past three games — all wins — while scoring 26 runs.
    Dodgers 9, Mets 4
    At New York, Adrian Gonzalez homered again in his second consecutive three-hit game and Yasiel Puig reached base five times to lead Los Angeles.
    Josh Beckett (2-1) helped himself with an RBI single in his second straight victory after 14 winless starts.
    American League
    Athletics 3, Rays 0
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start since moving from the bullpen into the rotation, Coco Crisp drove in two runs before departing with an injury, and the surging Oakland Athletics beat the Rays.
    Pomeranz (4-1) allowed three hits, two walks and had three strikeouts over five innings. He has not given up a run in his three starts, all of which lasted five innings.
    Mariners 6, Rangers 2
    At Arlington, Texas, Kyle Seager had three hits, including a two-run single that sparked a four-run third inning, andd the Mariners beat the Rangers.
    Seager, a career .256 hitter in four seasons, is hitting .329 against the Rangers.
    Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley and recent call-up Nick Franklin added two hits each as the Mariners, last in the American League in hitting, had every member of the batting order reach base during the first four innings,
    Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 4
    At Boston, Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox, handing Boston its fifth straight loss.
    Melky Cabrera and Erik Kratz also homered for the Blue Jays, who won their second straight and sixth in eight games.
    Indians 6, Tigers 2
    At Cleveland, Trevor Bauer outpitched former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and tamed Detroit's menacing lineup, leading the Indians to a win over the Tigers.
    White Sox 7, Royals 6
    At Kansas City, Mo., Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the White Sox defeated the Royals.
    Andre Rienzo (4-0) limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings. He struck out a career-high eight.
    Angels 9, Astros 3
    At Anaheim, Calif., David Freese had a season-high four RBIs and Tyler Skaggs pitched seven solid innings to lead the Angels.
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