The Chicago Cubs became the first team to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka a loss in 43 professional starts dating back to Aug. 19, 2012 after Tuesday's 6-1 loss in Wrigley.
No this is not a joke, it was indeed the Cubs who handed Tanaka his first loss in 43 professional starts as the Yankees offense was held in check by Jason Hammel. Tanaka's final line Tuesday read: four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven punch outs over six innings. Tanaka will look to start a new winning streak in his next start on Sunday on the road versus the White Sox who will be without their home run leader Jose Abreu who is currently on the disabled list.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz