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Taiwanese rook gives Yanks lift


Published: Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 1:28 a.m.
NEW YORK - Chien-Ming Wang thrived in his major league debut, and Tony Womack hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning to help the New York Yankees snap a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Wang, a 25-year-old right-hander from Taiwan, held the Blue Jays to six singles in seven innings, and Alex Rodriguez hit a solo homer, his major league-leading ninth of the season and fifth of the week.
  • ORIOLES 7, DEVIL RAYS 5: Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the host Orioles won their seventh straight game. Miguel Tejada homered for the third consecutive game, a two-run shot off Travis Harper (0-1) that tied the game at 4-all in the seventh.
  • ATHLETICS 6, MARINERS 5 (10): Mark Kotsay had five hits, including a game-winning single with two outs in the 10th inning for the host Athletics. Raul Ibanez's RBI single in the ninth off Oakland closer Octavio Dotel sent the game to extra innings.
  • RED SOX 9, RANGERS 2: Bronson Arroyo won again while appealing his suspension, and Johnny Damon and Trot Nixon hit consecutive homers to lead Boston over Texas. Jason Varitek also homered and Arroyo (3-0) worked seven strong innings for his eighth straight victory spanning 14 starts since Aug. 21.
  • ROYALS 8, INDIANS 1: Ken Harvey hit his first career grand slam and Eli Marrero homered twice for visiting Kansas City, which snapped a nine-game losing streak. Harvey, an All-Star last season who began this year in the minor leagues, connected in a five-run third off Cliff Lee (2-1) as the Royals won for the first time since beating the Indians on April 19.
  • WHITE SOX 4, TIGERS 3: Tadahito Iguchi's RBI single capped a three-run seventh as the host White Sox rallied to end the Tigers' five-game winning streak.
  • TWINS 4, ANGELS 2: Brad Radke earned his second win with 7 strong innings and Justin Morneau had a homer and a triple as the host Twins won their fifth straight.
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