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Masahiro Tanaka Loses First Decision Since 2012 in 6-1 Loss to Chicago Cubs

class="ui-droppable">Masahiro Tanaka tasted something on Tuesday night that's been foreign to him for nearly two years: defeat.

The New York Yankees ace was the losing pitcher in his team's 6-1 defeat to the Chicago Cubs, giving him his first loss in a decision since August 2012, per SportsCenter:

According to ESPN Stats and Info, that streak spanned 34 regular-season starts:

Both CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and MLB Network's Dan Plesac both registered surprise that the Cubs of all teams, who have the worst record in baseball (16-27), were the team to break the streak:

Coming into the major leagues, Tanaka posted a peerless 24-0 record over 28 starts in Japan in 2013. He hit the ground running in New ...

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