Wang's attempt to become the first 17 game winner in the MLB fell short. Although the Yankees won 12-5, Wang ended up with a no-decision tonight after only lasting 5.2 innings. After giving up a run in the opening frame, Wang was cruising through the first 5 innings, giving up only 3 hits. Then in the 6th inning, Wang ran into problems when he allowed a single to the leadoff hitter. The runner advanced to 2nd on a fielder's choice. The next batter singled home the runner on 2nd. With 1 out, Wang managed to get a pop out. Wang then gave up back to back singles scoring the 2nd run of the inning, before walking the final batter he faced. Torre then pulled Wang from the game with the bases loaded, down 3-1. The Royals wouldn't score again in the 6th, but would tack on 2 more runs in the 7th inning. Wang can thank his lucky stars that the Yanks offense came to life because if not for the 10 run inning in the 8th inning, Wang would have lost his 6th game of the season. Wang's line for the night:
5.2 IP 7 hits 3 runs-all earned 1 walk 2 K's 1 error
Chung-Shou Yang won August MVP honors for the Eastern League in the NPB minors. Yang had a great August, playing in 18 games, hitting .321 with 25 hits in 78 AB's. Yang also had 1 HR and drove in 11 for the month.
From the Daily Yomiuri - nice read on Chiang's victory yesterday.
AA - Jacksonville won 5-3, aided by Hu's 5th HR of the season. Hu was 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Box
A - Lowell lost 3-2 in both doubleheaders played today. Chiang played in game 1 and was 0-3 with a SB and a run scored. Box
Chin-Feng Chen and Tai-Shan Chang are all knotted up at 19 HR's a piece atop the CPBL leader board in that category. Read more here.
Taiwan won it's opening game versus Thailand 11-0 in the Asian Youth Baseball Championships. It takes on the Philippines today before meeting it's toughest group opponent - South Korea on Wednesday.