CHICAGO (AP) - New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka returns to the mound Sunday for the first time since he picked up his first major league loss.
Tanaka had his unbeaten streak stopped at 42 regular-season starts when he lost to the lowly Cubs on Tuesday. He allowed eight hits, matching a career high, and three earned runs in six innings.
Tanaka 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.
The 25-year-old Tanaka agreed to a $155 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees in January.
Tanaka said Saturday through a translator that the loss added to his motivation for pitching well Sunday against the White Sox.

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