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Yankees, Wang look for three in a row

Yankees, Wang look for three in a row

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The Yankees will try to take the momentum of their last two games, both come-from-behind wins, into Camden Yards on Tuesday, as they match up with the Orioles for the second game of a three-game series.

New York erased a 4-1 deficit for a second straight day on Monday, scoring three times in the sixth to tie the game, setting up a late-inning win. The victory cut their deficit in the American League East to 5 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox and three games behind the Wild Card-leading O's and Twins.

Chien-Ming Wang takes the mound for the Yanks, looking to erase the memory of his last start, a six-inning, six-run outing against the Devil Rays on Thursday in the Bronx.

The rookie right-hander has just one win in his last five starts, though he has allowed three or less runs in three of those appearances. He has never faced the Orioles in his career.

Baltimore sends Sidney Ponson to the hill, as the righty takes on the Yanks for the second time this season. On April 8, Ponson allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings, earning the win in a 12-5 victory at Yankee Stadium.

Pitching matchup
NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang
• 4-3, 4.31 ERA in 2005
• First career appearance vs. BAL

BAL: RHP Sidney Ponson
• 7-5, 5.42 ERA in 2005
• 1-0, 6.35 ERA vs. NYY in 2005

Player to watch
Derek Jeter has had great success against Ponson throughout his career, batting .371 (26-for-70) with five home runs and 12 RBIs. Alex Rodriguez has also taken Ponson deep five times, but he hits just .194 against the right-hander in 62 at-bats.

Quotable
"My patience is a little short, because the team is not performing up to its great capability. The players have to want to win as much as I do." -- George Steinbrenner, in a statement through his publicist, Howard Rubenstein

On the Internet
 MLB.TV
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television
• NYY: UPN 9
• BAL: Comcast SportsNet

On radio
• NYY: WCBS 880 AM
• BAL: WBAL 1090 AM

Quick hits
Rodriguez had his 10-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, going 0-for-5. ... The Yankees have recorded 17 come-from-behind victories this season, including the last two. ... Mariano Rivera has not allowed a run in his last 19 appearances. ... The Yankees are 2-5 against the Orioles this season.

On deck
• Tuesday: at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. ET
• Wednesday: at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. ET
• Thursday: Off-day

Mark Feinsand is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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