Yanks Sweep Sox In The Bronx

Wang's one-hitter gives Yanks half-game lead in AL wild card race
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 31, 2007 4:17 AM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang delivers the ball during third inning MLB baseball action against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's one-hit outing handed the Yankees a 5-0 win over Boston last night, the final installment of a crucial three-game sweep in the Bronx. Though the Sox busted Wang's no-hitter in the seventh, the righty blanked their All-Star lineup to give New York a half-game lead over Seattle in the American League wild card race.

Boston now leads the division by only five games. Robinson Cano had a tremendous night at the plate, hammering two homers off Boston All-Star Curt Schilling. Meanwhile, New York's John Chamberlain was ejected in the ninth after throwing two pitches over batter Kevin Youkilis' head. Manager Joe Torre insisted his young gun's aim was unintentional. (Read more Chien Ming Wang stories.)