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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Game recap: Mets at Yankees 6/17/07

Chien-Ming Wang dominated and Alex Rodriguez powered the Yankees to an 8-2 victory over the Mets Sunday night.

Wang (7-4) went 8 2-3 innings, striking out a career-high 10 Mets and only gave up two runs. The Mets didn't score until the seventh inning.

Rodriguez hit a two-out, two-run home run in the first to give the Yankees an early lead off Orlando Hernandez (3-3). This was his 27th of the year, and he is now at 491 for his career.

The Yankees would add two more runs in the second. Miguel Cairo hit a two-out double that scored Hideki Matsui, who got on with a leadoff single. Johnny Damon would then follow with a single to score Cairo.

In the third inning, Bobby Abreu led off with a triple to left. Rodriguez then drove him home on a sacrifice fly, his 73rd RBI of the year.

The Yankees weren't done there. Damon led off the fifth inning with a solo home run. And, for good measure, Jorge Posada added a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

The Mets' run in the seventh never should have happened. Wang had David Wright struck out. However, he reached on a wild pitch. Carlos Delgado then drove home Wright on a double to right.

They got to Wang again in the ninth. Ramon Castro led off with a double, followed by a Carlos Beltran single. After getting Wright to ground into a double play, Wang was taken out. Mike Myers struck out Delgado to end the game.

Wang left the game throwing 113 pitches, one-short of his career most. He only gave up six hits and induced 13 ground ball outs.

The Yankees took two of three from their cross-town rivals. They have now won 11 of their last 12 games. After an off-day tomorrow, they will start a three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on Tuesday.

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