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Wang wins ace battle
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Yankees 1, Indians 0
Chien-Ming Wang held the Tribe scoreless before giving way to Joba Chamberlain. (AP)
Chien-Ming Wang might have lost the AL Cy Young Award to C.C. Sabathia last season, but the Yanks' ace outdueled the Tribe lefty this time out. Wang pitched seven shutout innings, needing only Melky Cabrera's solo homer in the fifth inning.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (13-13)
Won 1
NY Yankees 1, Cleveland 0   CLE
Cleveland (12-13)
Lost 1
April 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Standings thru 4/27/08  |  Recap: NYY | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Indians stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4010010.275
Jeter, SS4010002.280
Abreu, RF4000013.281
Rodriguez, 3B3000111.292
Duncan, S, 1B4000023.091
Ensberg, DH3000020.257
Cano, 2B3010000.158
Cabrera, CF3111000.291
Molina, C3000010.267
Totals31141189 

BATTING
2B: Jeter (3, Sabathia).
HR: Cabrera (5, 5th inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter 2; Cano; Cabrera 4.
RBI: Cabrera (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duncan, S 2; Abreu.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cano (1, 2nd base by Sabathia/Martinez).
PO: Cano (1st base by Sabathia).

FIELDING
PB: Molina (3).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dellucci, LF3010101.275
Cabrera, 2B4000023.219
Hafner, DH3000111.226
Martinez, C4010002.366
Garko, 1B3000033.238
Peralta, SS4000022.247
Blake, 3B3000021.219
Gutierrez, CF3010010.227
Michaels, RF3010020.173
Totals3004021313 

BATTING
2B: Michaels (3, Wang).
TB: Dellucci; Martinez; Gutierrez; Michaels 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko; Hafner; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Dellucci (1, 2nd base off Wang/Molina).
CS: Gutierrez (1, 2nd base by Wang/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Garko (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Sabathia (Cano at 1st base).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (W, 5-0)7.04002903.23
Chamberlain (H, 5)1.00000201.74
Rivera (S, 7)1.00000200.00
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 1-4)8.04111817.88
Kobayashi 1.00000001.59

HBP: Garko (by Wang).
Pitches-strikes: Wang 113-73, Chamberlain 10-7, Rivera 11-9, Sabathia 111-78, Kobayashi 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wang 5-6, Chamberlain 0-1, Rivera 0-1, Sabathia 8-7, Kobayashi 0-3.
Batters faced: Wang 27, Chamberlain 3, Rivera 3, Sabathia 29, Kobayashi 3.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:54.
Att: 31,598.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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