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Wang pitches gem, Yankees take opener

Wang pitches gem, Yankees take opener

Chien-Ming Wang allowed just three hits in 7 2/3 innings as the New York Yankees blanked the Detroit Tigers 2-0 Wednesday afternoon in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

New York won the game at Yankee Stadium as -185 favorites and the final score fell UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Derek Jeter collected three hits in five trips to the plate and Craig Wilson homered as the Yankees try to chase down the Tigers for home field advantage during the playoffs.

Curtis Granderson went 1-4 at the plate in the loss as the Tigers have a comfortable lead in the AL Central division over the White Sox.

Wang improved to 16-5 on the season with his outstanding performance on the hill and Mariano Rivera came in to secure the victory, notching his 32nd save.

Nate Robertson fell to 11-11 on the season, giving up two runs from 10 hits in seven innings of work.