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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Game 134 notes: Yankees win 5-0

Break out the brooms. The Yankees, behind Chien-Ming Wang (16-6) and Robinson Cano, defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 5-0 to sweep the three-game series.

Wang pitched seven shutout innings, allowed only one single and four walks. Cano hit two solo home runs in the victory.

Derek Jeter went 4-4 and scored a run.

Bobby Abreu was a big part of the three-run eighth inning. He doubled home Jeter to make the score 3-0. He then scored a run, along with Alex Rodriguez, on double steal and errant throw.

Joba Chamberlain was ejected in the ninth inning for throwing Kevin Youkilis on back-to-back pitches. He pitched 1 1-3 innings and allowed a walk and a single.

Curt Schilling (8-6) started for Boston. He gave up six hits and two runs over seven innings. He also walked two, struck out six and gave up two home runs. Hideki Okajima gave up three runs in 2-3 of an inning.

Some notes from the game:

  • Wang had a no-hitter through six innings.
  • Chamberlain failed to strike out a batter in a relief appearance for the first time this season.
  • The Red Sox only had two hits in this game.
  • Red Sox manager Terry Francona was ejected for arguing a reversed call in the seventh inning. Youkilis avoided a Rodriguez tag attempt by running on the grass. When the umpires got together to talk, they reversed the call, prompting Francona to come out and argue.
The Yankees have now won three games in a row following their 16-0 defeat to Detroit and 2-5 road trip. They are 75-59 on the season.

They begin a three-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays tomorrow night. Phil Hughes will face Andy Sonnanstine.

Seattle is currently losing to the Cleveland Indians by a score of 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning. If Seattle loses, the Yankees will have sole position of first place in the AL Wild Card.

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


John102355 said...

What a great game. Excellent pitching. Cano hits two dingers off of Schilling (what a jerk)and the Sawx score 6 runs in three games. A mini masacre.

But what's with Joba? He usually has great control. Has the Rocket been mentoring him??? LOL

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