LOS ANGELES -- Eric Gagne's streak of 84 consecutive saves ended against the same team he couldn't hold off two years ago: the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gagne's major league-record streak ended Monday night when he blew a two-run lead for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who came back to beat Arizona 6-5 in 10 innings.
Gagne relieved with a 5-3 lead at the start of the ninth but allowed pinch-hitter Luis Gonzalez's RBI double and Chad Tracy's run-scoring single on an 0-2 pitch that went past the glove of a diving first baseman Olmedo Saenz. Both hits came off changeups.
"I never really thought about the streak at all," Gagne said. "I'm not really relieved about it, but it was so much fun to be a part of it."
Realizing that Gagne's streak was over, the crowd of 32,929 at Dodger Stadium gave Gagne a standing ovation as he stood on the mound with his head down.
Gagne retired the next two batters and got another standing ovation on his way to the dugout, before taking a curtain call to wilder cheers.
He had not blown a save chance since Aug. 26, 2002, also against the Diamondbacks.
Gagne's record was 30 more than the previous mark of 54, set by Tom Gordon for Boston from April 19, 1998 to June 5, 1999.