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Wang set to square off with Webb

Wang set to square off with Webb

After Monday's off-day, the Yankees will welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Bronx on Tuesday night at 7:05 ET for the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

Chien-Ming Wang will get the start for the Yankees, his 10th of the season and first career start against Arizona.

Wang went the distance in his last start, on Wednesday against the White Sox. It was the Yankees' first complete-game win since last July, when Wang completed the feat while mowing down the Devil Rays.

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In his last five starts, Wang has allowed three earned runs or fewer, posting a 2.50 ERA during that stretch.

The right-hander has also induced at least one double play in each of his starts this season, mostly by using his sinkerball. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wang's streak is the longest by a Yankees pitcher from the beginning of a season since Tommy John in 1979 (17 starts).

Wang hasn't given up a homer since Seattle's Ben Broussard hit a shot to right field to break up Wang's bid for a perfect game with one out in the eighth inning on May 5. Wang owns a streak of 43 consecutive innings without giving up a home run.

Arizona will counter with last year's Cy Young Award winner, Brandon Webb, who is 6-3 with a 3.13 ERA this season.

Pitching matchup
NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (5-4, 3.73 ERA)
Wang had an "exploding" sinker in his last start on Sunday, according to Yankees manager Joe Torre. The right-hander beat the White Sox in the third complete game of his career. Wang gave up five hits and struck out four in the 104-pitch effort.

ARI: RHP Brandon Webb (6-3, 3.13 ERA)
Webb pitched magnificently for his second straight start to beat the Giants, 1-0, at Chase Field in his most recent outing. Webb gave up six hits over seven scoreless innings, recording his third straight win.

Player to watch
Orlando Hudson is the only current Diamondbacks player to have hit against Wang. In four plate appearances against the right-hander, Hudson has one hit in four at-bats.

Tickets
 Buy tickets now to catch the game in person.

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

On television
• MY9

On radio
• WCBS, 92.7 WQBU (Español)

Up next
• Wednesday: Diamondbacks (Livan Hernandez, 5-3, 3.66) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 2-3, 5.63), 7:05 p.m. ET
• Thursday: Diamondbacks (Doug Davis, 4-7, 3.48) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte, 3-4, 3.11), 1:05 p.m. ET
• Friday: Mets (Oliver Perez, 6-5, 3.21) at Yankees (Roger Clemens, 1-0, 4.50), 7:05 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.

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