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Perhaps without Rodriguez, Yankees look to Wang for win

Jul 3, 2007 - 1:17 PM Minnesota (42-39) at NY Yankees (39-41) 7:05 pm EDT

BRONX, New York (Ticker) - The New York Yankees could be without Alex Rodriguez when they continue a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

In the sixth inning of Monday's series opener, last season's American League MVP, Justin Morneau, inadvertently Rodriguez, the 2005 AL MVP winner, as he was running out the play at first base. Rodriguez was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring, leaving him day-to-day.

The last time the Yankees third baseman, who leads the majors with 28 homers and 80 RBI, went on the disabled list was seven years ago, in July 2000, with a right knee strain.

"I dont know (what happened)," Rodriguez said. "Two big guys banged up each other pretty good there. I think we're both fortunate because it could have been ugly for him and for me."

The one bit of good news is that Chien-Ming Wang (7-4, 3.86 ERA) will be following a vintage performance from Roger Clemens. The sinkerballer has done well against the Twins in his brief career, going 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two career starts against Minnesota.

Wang is 4-0 over his last six outings but has been roughed up to the tune of 10 earned runs over his last two starts, both no-decisions, including Thursday's suspended game against Baltimore. He surrendered six runs and nine hits over 6 1/3 innings in that contest.

Minnesota will respond with Carlos Silva (6-8, 4.15). The righthander is looking to win three straight starts for the first time since July 26-August 5 of last season.

Silva yielded five runs and six hits with two walks and five strikeouts in his last outing on Thursday, helping the Twins to an 8-5 win over Toronto.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    NY YANKEES 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 x 8 14 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - CARLOS SILVA, JUAN RINCON (6TH), RAMON ORTIZ (7TH) AND JOE
    MAUER
    NYY - CHIEN-MING WANG, SCOTT PROCTOR (8TH), EDWAR
    RAMIREZ (9TH) AND JORGE POSADA

    HOME RUNS

    Jul 3 10:03 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DEREK JETER SCORED MELKY CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, D JETER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    NY YANKEES 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.319, 0-FOR-3)

    Twins vs. YankeesJul 3 9:12 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELKY CABRERA SCORED BOBBY ABREU AND ROBINSON
    CANO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    NY YANKEES 7 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.338, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Twins vs. YankeesJul 3 9:10 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED HIDEKI MATSUI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    NY YANKEES 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A PHILLIPS (.269, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. YankeesJul 3 8:58 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY CARLOS SILVA ALLOWED JORGE POSADA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    NY YANKEES 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.264, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. YankeesJul 3 8:56 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ROBINSON CANO (4) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF CARLOS SILVA SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, NY YANKEES 3
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.253, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. YankeesJul 3 8:24 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY DEREK JETER SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D JETER ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    NY YANKEES 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.322, 28 HR, 80 RBI)

    Twins vs. YankeesJul 3 7:22 PM