Chien-Ming Wang, who dabbled more with his secondary pitches in his last start, looks to get his entire repertoire in sync against the Angels on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have had their share of trouble against the Angels. In 2006, Los Angeles won the season series, 6-4, and the Halos have claimed the past three season series between the two teams.
It will be Wang's seventh start of the season and his second career start against the Angels. In 2006, Wang was touched by the Angels for 13 hits and five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Countering for Los Angeles will be right-hander Kelvim Escobar, who has a 5-2 record and 2.82 ERA this season.
LAA: RHP Kelvim Escobar (5-2, 2.82 ERA)
Escobar turned in a stellar performance against the Dodgers last Sunday, giving up no runs on three hits while striking out five in eight innings. He's been dominant at Angel Stadium this season, with a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings there, but now he heads into Yankee Stadium and faces the Bombers. Last year against the Yankees, Escobar went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA.
NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (3-3, 4.28 ERA)
Wang didn't have his best control against the Red Sox last Monday as he experimented with his changeup and slider, but he came away with a win in a 6-2 Yankees victory. The right-hander gave up two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking three.
Player to watch
Though no Angel has more than seven career at-bats against Wang, Chone Figgins has started an impressive line against the right-hander. Figgins is a career 3-for-4 against Wang, with a home run and a stolen base.
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Sunday: Angels (John Lackey, 7-3, 2.38) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 2-3, 6.52), 1:05 p.m. ET
Monday: Yankees (Andy Pettitte, 3-3, 2.66) at Blue Jays (Dustin McGowan, 0-2, 7.17), 7:07 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Yankees (Matt DeSalvo, 1-1, 5.29) at Blue Jays (Shaun Marcum, 2-2, 4.33), 7:07 p.m. ET
Caleb Breakey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.