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Wang's tough return
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Orioles 7, Yankees 2
Chien-Ming Wang gave up seven runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
One of the strengths heading into the season was the Yankees' starting pitching, but in the first two games, the rotation has struggled. Making his first start since his right foot injury last year, Chien-Ming Wang was unable to stop the O's offense.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (0-2)
Lost 2
Baltimore 7, NY Yankees 5   BAL
Baltimore (2-0)
Won 2
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3   5 9 0
Baltimore
2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 X   7 9 1
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: NYY | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Orioles stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 .556
Damon, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .429
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .111
Matsui, DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .100
Posada, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .429
Nady, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Ransom, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 .167
  a-Swisher, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
Gardner, CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .143
Totals 37 5 9 5 3 1 18  

a-Walked for Ransom in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ransom (1, Uehara), Posada (1, Albers), Cano (1, Albers), Teixeira (1, Sherrill).
HR: Jeter (1, 9th inning off Sarfate, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano 3; Teixeira 2; Jeter 5; Damon; Ransom 2; Nady.
RBI: Ransom (1), Cano (1), Jeter 2 (2), Teixeira (1).
2-out RBI: Ransom; Jeter 2; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ransom; Gardner 3; Matsui 3.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cano (1, 2nd base off Uehara/Zaun), Jeter (1, 2nd base off Uehara/Zaun), Damon (1, 2nd base off Uehara/Zaun).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .500
Jones, A, CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .667
Markakis, RF 3 2 3 3 1 0 0 .714
Huff, 1B 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 .286
Mora, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286
Scott, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .167
Pie, LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Zaun, C 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .286
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .250
Totals 30 7 9 7 6 2 7  

BATTING
2B: Jones, A (1, Wang), Markakis (1, Wang), Huff (2, Wang), Zaun (2, Wang).
HR: Markakis (1, 4th inning off Wang, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Scott; Jones, A 2; Roberts, B; Mora; Zaun 2; Markakis 7; Huff 2.
RBI: Markakis 3 (5), Huff (4), Zaun (1), Izturis, C (3), Jones, A (3).
2-out RBI: Markakis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora.
SF: Jones, A.
Team RISP: 4-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Huff (1, 3rd base by Wang/Posada), Roberts, B (2, 2nd base by Wang/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Mora (1, throw).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wang (L, 0-1) 3.2 9 7 7 3 0 1 17.18
Ramirez, E 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Albaladejo 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Veras 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Uehara (W, 1-0) 5.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 1.80
Albers 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
Baez 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Sarfate 0.2 1 3 3 2 0 1 20.25
Sherrill (S, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Wang 12, Uehara 52.
WP: Albers.
Pitches-strikes: Wang 73-40, Ramirez, E 26-12, Albaladejo 21-11, Veras 11-8, Uehara 86-54, Albers 20-13, Baez 20-14, Sarfate 20-9, Sherrill 5-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wang 6-2, Ramirez, E 0-3, Albaladejo 3-2, Veras 0-1, Uehara 4-5, Albers 1-0, Baez 3-2, Sarfate 1-0, Sherrill 0-0.
Batters faced: Wang 21, Ramirez, E 6, Albaladejo 7, Veras 3, Uehara 22, Albers 5, Baez 6, Sarfate 5, Sherrill 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Sherrill 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 54 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 22,856.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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