NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 13 to rebound from the worst stretch of his major league career, but wound up a hard-luck loser Friday night when reliever Tyler Clippard’s wild pickoff throw sparked a go-ahead, two-run eighth inning in the Oakland Athletics’ 4-1 victory against the New York Yankees.

Sean Manaea (3-3) matched Tanaka, and allowed four hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and a walk. Ryan Madson pitched a perfect eighth and New York loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Santiago Casilla before Didi Gregorius hit a sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Gary Sanchez popped out.

Tanaka (5-4) left with the game scoreless after allowing Adam Rosales’ one-out single in the eighth, and Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis followed with run-scoring hits off Clippard. Stephen Vogt added a two-run homer in the ninth against Jonathan Holder.

With Aroldis Chapman sidelined by left shoulder inflammation and Dellin Betances moved from setup man to temporary closer, the Yankees’ bullpen has stumbled lately.

ROYALS 6, INDIANS 4: Jorge Bonifacio’s two-run double off Andrew Miller broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted Kansas City at Cleveland.

The Royals entered the game with the lowest winning percentage in the AL but rallied from an early 4-0 deficit.

BLUE JAYS 7, RANGERS 6: Devon Travis hit his second career grand slam, and Toronto won at home for its fourth consecutive victory.

Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales also connected for the Blue Jays, and Aaron Loup (2-0) pitched 11/3 innings for the win.

ASTROS 2, ORIOLES 0: Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran homered to back a solid start by Joe Musgrove, and Houston won at home.

Marisnick went deep with one out in the third inning, and Beltran’s shot to the second deck in right field came with two outs in the sixth.

RAYS 5, TWINS 2: Chris Archer struck out 11 while pitching into the eighth inning and Tampa Bay hit three homers at Minneapolis.

Archer (4-3) gave up two runs and five hits in 72/3 innings, and reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth time in five May starts.


NATIONALS 5, PADRES 1: Max Scherzer allowed three hits over 82/3 innings, Bryce Harper and Michael A. Taylor hit two-run homers and Washington won at home.

METS 8, PIRATES 1: Neil Walker homered twice in his return to his hometown and Jacob deGrom gave New York’s bullpen a needed rest at Pittsburgh.

REDS 5, PHILLIES 2: Tim Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered as Cincinnati won at Philadelphia.

ROCKIES 10, CARDINALS 0: Rookie Antonio Senzatela threw eight sharp innings to grab a share of the major league lead in wins, Charlie Blackmon had a homer and run-scoring single as part of an eight-run eighth and Colorado won at Denver.


MARLINS 8, ANGELS 5: Giancarlo Stanton homered off the retaining wall behind the center- field fence, a shot estimated at 460 feet, and Miami won at home.