- Associated Press - Monday, April 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s been 20 months since Masahiro Tanaka lost a regular-season game - in any country.

Garrett Richards and the Los Angeles Angels had a chance to end that streak until Mark Teixeira found his power stroke from the left side of the plate.

Teixeira hit a tying homer and Jacoby Ellsbury scored the go-ahead run thanks to a passed ball and wild pitch in the eighth inning, sending the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory Sunday night.

Tanaka struck out a season-high 11, including Mike Trout twice, and overcame an early bout of wildness in a tight pitchers’ duel with Richards. Neither starter received a decision, leaving both undefeated this year.

Tanaka had it going,” Yankees catcher Brian McCann said. “It was a good team win.”

David Robertson struck out pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez with a runner on second to end it, and New York has won 10 of 14 after taking two of three in the series.

David Freese homered for the Angels, who went 4-5 on a tough road trip to Detroit, Washington and New York.

Tanaka walked four in 6 1-3 innings against the Angels, who began the day leading the majors in homers. The $155 million rookie was on the hook for his first regular-season loss since August 2012 in Japan until Teixeira homered leading off the seventh.

“Obviously, I was really happy that the score was tied,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I was hoping that our offense could come back and put us back in the game.”

New York broke the tie without a hit in the eighth, a rough inning for Angels catcher Chris Iannetta.

With the score 2-all, Michael Kohn (1-1) walked Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran. Nick Maronde relieved, and both runners advanced on Iannetta’s passed ball.

“It was a fastball right there and I just missed it,” Iannetta said. “One of the dumbest plays I’ve made in my career - or not made.”

McCann barely stayed alive with a couple of foul tips, and Maronde bounced a breaking ball in front of the plate. The ball ricocheted off Iannetta and far enough away for Ellsbury to score easily.

Adam Warren (1-1) fanned two in 1 2-3 scoreless innings. Robertson worked the ninth for his fourth save and second in two days, whiffing Ibanez seconds before security workers tackled a fan who ran into the outfield.

New York managed only three hits, winning a game with three or fewer for the first time since July 7, 2006, at Tampa Bay.

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