NEW YORK – Masahiro Tanaka tasted defeat for the second time as a big leaguer on Sunday, when he allowed three runs in seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 8-0 beating at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles.
Tanaka, whose record fell to 11-2, surrendered six hits and a walk while striking out six in his second start of the season against Baltimore at Yankee Stadium.
The Orioles also scored three runs off Tanaka in seven innings on April 9 in a 5-4 victory in which Tanaka did not figure in the decision. Tanaka is now 1-2 in his three starts against teams he is facing for the second time.
In that April game, the Orioles’ Jonathan Schoop belted a three-run, second-inning homer, and on Sunday he performed an encore with a second-inning solo shot that proved to be the only run the Orioles would need. Behind a strong effort from right-hander Chris Tillman (6-4), two more runs against Tanaka in the seventh essentially put the game away.
“I felt we had a chance while the game was 1-0,” Tanaka said. “But allowing it to go into the late innings trailing 3-0 was really the end.”
Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 and reached on an error.
“Tillman was the same as always,” Suzuki said. “He has a compact delivery. His fastball looks pretty ordinary, but it seems you just end up fouling them off.”
Red Sox 7, Athletics 6 (10)
In Oakland, David Ortiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning.
Closer Koji Uehara ended up with the win, but had earlier blown the save in the ninth. Uehara had converted 31 consecutive save opportunities dating to 2013.
Angels 5, Rangers 2
In Anaheim, rookie Matt Shoemaker won his fifth straight decision, and C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun homered in the fourth inning against Yu Darvish.
Darvish allowed five runs and five hits through six innings, striking out nine and issuing four walks.
Tigers 10, Indians 4
In Cleveland, Max Scherzer pitched six strong innings, and Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs.
Rays 5, Astros 2
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs during a three-run sixth.
Royals 2, Mariners 1
In Kansas City, Roenis Elias pitched into the seventh and Mike Zunino homered.
Twins 6, White Sox 5
In Minneapolis, Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBIs for the Twins.
Reds 4, Blue Jays 3
In Cincinnati, Johnny Cueto pitched eight effective innings for the Reds.
Mets 11, Marlins 5
In Miami, Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer for New York.
Nationals 4, Braves 1
In Washington, Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start and Denard Span had an RBI double.
Cardinals 5, Phillies 3
In St. Louis, Mark Ellis drove in two runs, including the go-ahead score with a bunt.
Pirates 2, Cubs 1
In Chicago, Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings and Travis Snider hit a solo homer.
Brewers 6, Rockies 5
In Denver, Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs as Milwaukee continued its road dominance.
Dodgers 2, Padres 1
In San Diego, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched six solid innings as the Dodgers beat the Padres soon after San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes was fired.
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1
In Phoenix, Madison Bumgarner gave up just two infield singles while pitching into the ninth in a win over the Diamondbacks.