Stealing Signals: Sore Wang Trouble For Yankees

Yankees 13, Astros 0After pitching five scoreless, Chien-Ming Wang injured his foot running the bases (and was the reason for such a cheap shot dick joke headline). New York pounded Houston ace Roy Oswalt around for seven runs before Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run jack to add to the lead.

Angels 2, Braves 0Joe Saunders joins Cliff Lee and Mike Mussina as AL 10-game winners by pitching 7.1 of scoreless ball before handing it over to Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez. Casey Kotchman hit a two-run homer with Vlad Guerrero aboard in the fifth.

Red Sox 9, Reds 0Boston victimized Cincy’s Homer Bailey, who gave up three homers (Boston had 4 in the game). Coco Crisp hit one of the of the four jacks and drove in 4 on the day.

Cubs 7, Blue Jays 4Chicago is not suffering greatly without Alfonso Soriano (out for six weeks after getting hit on the hand); Derrek Lee drove in three against Toronto to help pick up the slack. Ted Lilly threw six scoreless innings against his former team.

Rangers 8, Mets 7; Mets 4, Rangers 2You know it’s bad for Willie Randolph when the crowd is bugging him to keep Pedro in instead of sending up Robinson Cancel to pinch-hit (who hasn’t played in the majors in nine years.)  Cancel hit a two RBI single to help salvage that split.

Tigers 5, Dodgers 4After a rain delay, Jim Leyland stuck with his starter Nate Robertson. Joe Torre took Clayton Kershaw out, and Chan Ho Park proceeded to give up five runs — all Detroit would need (and they would need every run of it, as L.A. scored 4 in the ninth off the lousy Tiger bullpen.) They’re now six back of the White Sox after winning six straight.

Rockies 5, White Sox 3Colorado assists Detroit by getting its eighth win in 11 games thanks to a go-ahead homer by right fielder Brad Hawpe and a game saving catch by Matt Holliday in the ninth.

A’s 5, Giants 3Oakland sweeps its NL Bay Area counterpart, as Eric Chavez drives in 2 runs and has three hits in his return from the DL.

Photo: AP/Pat Sullivan

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