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Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Wang Impressive, Joba and Mo Close the Door Again

Yankees Rumors & News

Bronx, NY – Sunday afternoon the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 in front of a packed crowd front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium.

Chien-Ming Wang was solid again, in this, his second outing of the year. He didn’t give up his first hit until the top of the 5th. He finished giving up four hits and striking out six as he pitched into the 7th inning.

Hideki Matsui provided the only flare in the game offensivly with a two-run homerun which proved to be enough for Wang and the Yanks.

Joba Chamberlain came into the game in the 7th inning and got a key double play to end the inning. After pitching a scoreless 8th, Mariano Rivera then came in to shut the door and the game was over. He recorded his third save in as many chances. He didn’t record his third save last season until May 3rd, so it’s nice to see him ahead of schedule.

The Yankees have won three games so far this season, Chamberlain and …

Devils Get Home Ice Vs. Rangers

Devils Rumors & NewsRangers Rumors & News

The Devils will have the home ice advantage against the Rangers in the upcoming first round series after they held on to beat them 3-2 in a shootout Sunday.

The Rangers had to win in regulation or else they would lose home ice. After falling behind 2-0 in the first they battled back to tie them at 2 early in the third period. Neither team could finish the game before overtime despite an extreme attempt by the Rangers when they pulled Lundqvist with the game tied.

Once the game went into overtime the Devils had home ice locked up and the final score no longer mattered. They did manage to avoid a season sweep when Patrick Elias beat Lundqvist to finish off the shootout.

Now get ready for a possible 7 more games as exciting, or more, than this one. The schedule is as follows:

Game 1 Wednesday in New Jersey starting at 7 p.m.
Game 2 Friday in New Jersey starting at 7 p.m.
Game 3 …

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