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MLB: Tanaka's scoreless streak ends as Red Sox rally past Yankees

New York Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, on Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Masahiro Tanaka missed his 10th win and ended a career-high 21-1/3 inning scoreless streak Sunday when he allowed a home run as the New York Yankees blew a three-run lead in a 5-4 extra-innings loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Tanaka, who is 9-2 in 18 games this season, scattered five hits in four scoreless innings at Fenway Park before giving up a solo homer to Mookie Betts. The 29-year-old Japanese fanned a season-tying nine, with four coming on full counts.

"(Boston) has the number one or two batting lineup in the majors. I thought I'd been getting the job done against them, but after allowing that run, it feels I didn't see things through," Tanaka said.

David Robertson replaced the Japanese right-hander in the fifth with two outs and a man on second. The reliever fanned his first batter to strand the runner who had reached on a fielding error.

Boston lefty David Price stymied the Yankees' lineup until a four-run seventh put the visitors ahead, but the Red Sox rallied against reliever Aroldis Chapman to draw even, and Jonathan Holder (1-3) gave up the walk-off run. Matt Barnes (4-3) got the win for a perfect 10th inning.

Before Sunday, Tanaka last gave up a run in a July 16 game against the Cleveland Indians. He threw his first complete game shutout of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 24, and followed up with a second-straight three-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles last Tuesday.

His longest previous scoreless streak had been a 17-2/3 inning stretch in 2016.

At Progressive Field, Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 and drove in a run but the Los Angeles Angels suffered a 4-3 loss on the road as the Cleveland Indians claimed the three-game series.

Batting third as the Angels' designated hitter, Ohtani doubled in the first inning but was left stranded. He singled in Kole Calhoun in the fifth to put the Angels within a run, but the Indians added the winning run in the sixth.

"I had a feeling we might turn it around (in the fifth) if we could get within a run, so I'm glad I managed to get a hit. But I couldn't get another one," said Ohtani, who was hit by a pitch, flied out and grounded out in his other at-bats.

In the series opener on Friday, Ohtani went 4-for-5 and homered twice to put the Angels on track to a 7-4 win. It was the 24-year-old rookie's first multi-homer and first four-hit game in the majors.

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