Now Commenting On:

Wang on the hill for matinee in the Bronx

Wang on the hill for matinee in the Bronx

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.

Pitching matchup
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.

 Buy tickets now to catch the game in person.

On the Internet
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television

On radio
• WCBS, 92.7 WQBU (Español)

Up next
• 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.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español