Things turned ugly between the two clubs during the third inning of Tuesday night's game after New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez was drilled in the back of his left leg. The benches cleared twice during the third inning, causing more than a 10-minute delay.
But New York refocused their attention during that game and will try to do the same Wednesday, as the Yankees go for their sixth straight win. It's been New York's offense that has been leading to their most recent success. The Yankees have scored seven or more runs in eight of their last nine games, and have outscored their opponents over that span, 88-45.
New York will send right-hander Chien-Ming Wang to the mound for the series finale. Wang allowed just one run over seven innings in his last start against the Royals. He walked one and struck out three in that outing en route to his 10th win over his last 13 starts.
The Blue Jays will counter with ace Roy Halladay. The right-hander picked up his 12th win of the season after allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out nine over six-plus innings of work in his last outing against the Rangers. Halladay is now 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts.Pitching matchup
NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (13-5, 3.49 ERA)
Wang is 3-1 with a 3.06 ERA in five career starts against Toronto. TOR: RHP Roy Halladay (12-5, 4.13 ERA)
Halladay is 9-4 with a 3.01 ERA in 24 career outings against the Yankees. Player to watch
Yankees designated hitter Jason Giambi could make his first start in more than two months with New York on Wednesday night. Giambi hasn't played since May 30 because of plantar faciitis in his left foot. Giambi made his return off the bench on Tuesday and is hitting .320 (16-for-50) with three homers and seven RBIs in his career against Halladay. Tickets
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Friday: Yankees (Phil Hughes, 1-1, 5.87) at Indians (Fausto Carmona, 13-6, 3.17), 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday: Yankees (Mike Mussina, 7-7, 4.66) at Indians (Paul Byrd, 10-4, 4.13), 7:05 p.m. ET
Gregor Chisholm is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less