indians 22, yankees 4. ouch.

To say New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang had a bad day yesterday would be an understatement. The Indians beat the Yankees in a brutal 22-4 smackdown, with Cleveland scoring 14 runs in the second inning. The game matched the record for the most runs the Yankees have allowed in a home game: Indians' Rout of Yankees Is for the Record Books.

Things started off bad for Wang, and just got worse and worse... After allowing eight runs in one and a third innings Saturday, Wang has permitted 23 earned runs in just six innings this season. Apparently, no Yankees starter has allowed as many earned runs in his first three starts of a season.

He now faces one hell of an uphill climb. In three starts, Wang is 0-3 with an earned run average of 34.50. He would need to throw 48 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings to reach a 3.79 E.R.A., his career mark before this season. Ouch.

It was an all-around disaster for the Yankees. It was, however, a good game for the Cleveland Indians' Shin-Soo Choo, who started off the rout with a three-run homer in the second inning: Choo's three-run jack. At least someone had a good day.

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