Yankees Exit Subway Series Looking Up

Wang's sinker, A-Rod's bat give rubber game to Bombers over Mets
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Jun 18, 2007 1:00 AM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang tips his cap to the crowd after pitching 8 2/3 innings in the Yankees 8-2 victory over the New York Mets in their interleague baseball game at Yankee Stadium...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Yankees took two out of three games against their interurban interleague rivals this weekend, capped by an 8-2 slaughter last night courtesy of sinker-server Chien-Ming Wang. Wang allowed only six hits through 8 2/3 and struck out 10, while Arod alone put up 3 RBIs—1 more than the sullen Mets, who have now lost 12 of their last 15 outings.

The Yanks, meanwhile, are 13 for 16 in June, and improve after an abysmal spring to 35-32—still 8.5 back from their more pertinent rivals in Boston. Wang brought out a surprise fastball to complement his sinker; the Mets fared even worse against him than they did against fellow Taiwanese pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo of the Dodgers, who routed them last week.