Yanks Hoping To Duplicate Sunday’s Success

Monday, October 8th 2007, 10:34 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Only one of Major League Baseball's four division series is still alive. And it could end this evening.

After dropping the opening two games of their best-of-five American League playoff series in Cleveland, the Yankees avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Indians with Sunday night's 8-4 comeback victory in New York.

The two teams hook up again tonight under the lights in the Bronx, where Game 1 loser Chien-Ming Wang (shee-EHN ming wahng) will be looking for a reversal of fortune. The right-hander went 19-and-7 during the regular season before getting roughed up by the Tribe last Thursday at Jacobs Field.

Paul Byrd will make his first postseason appearance of the year for Cleveland. He went 15-and-8 during the regular season.

The Diamondbacks, Rockies and Red Sox completed three-game sweeps over the weekend and will be off until later this week. The League Championship Series' get under way Thursday with Colorado at Arizona in the opener of the National League's best-of-seven showdown for the pennant.

Boston awaits the winner of the Indians-Yankees playoff, with Game 1 of the ALCS scheduled for Friday night in the Hub.