MLB: Houston 8, Toronto 5

HOUSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Castro went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers Saturday and the Houston Astros rolled to an 8-5 win over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 7, Toronto 4

BOSTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia finished off a seven-run second inning with a two-run homer Thursday and Boston held on from there to defeat Toronto 7-4.

MLB: Toronto 4, Baltimore 2

TORONTO, June 22 (UPI) -- Jose Bautista lined a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday and the Toronto Blue Jays won their 10th straight, 4-2 over Baltimore.

MLB: Toronto 7, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 16 (UPI) -- Chien-Ming Wang fired seven scoreless innings and Adam Lind lofted a three-run homer Sunday, lifting Toronto to a series-sweeping 7-2 win over Texas.

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Yankees sign pitcher Chien-Ming Wang

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang signed a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees, the team he spent five previous seasons with, the team said Saturday.

Netherlands, Taiwan, Japan win in WBC

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, March 2 (UPI) -- The Netherlands, Taiwan and Japan each won their openers at the World Baseball Classic Saturday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena and Elliot Johnson each drove in two runs in a big third inning Tuesday that carried the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 interleague win over Washington.

MLB: Washington 4, Toronto 2

TORONTO, June 12 (UPI) -- Chien-Ming Wang overcame five walks and the Washington bullpen tossed four scoreless innings Tuesday in the Nationals' 4-2 interleague win over Toronto.
MLB: New York Mets 3, Washington 1

MLB: New York Mets 3, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey allowed four hits and Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run Thursday in helping the New York Mets to a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: Miami 5, Washington 3

MIAMI, May 30 (UPI) -- John Buck's infield single drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning Wednesday and the Miami Marlins went on to finish off a sweep of Washington 5-3.

MLB: Washington 7, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, May 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman's three-run double in the seventh broke open a close game Friday and sent the Washington Nationals to a 7-4 triumph over Atlanta.
MLB: Washington 4, Atlanta 1

MLB: Washington 4, Atlanta 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Chien-Ming Wang tossed six solid innings and drove in a run with an RBI single Saturday, leading Washington to a 4-1 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 4, Florida 3

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Chris Marrero supplied a pair of RBI and Chien-Ming Wang turned in a strong start Sunday, carrying the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 win over Florida.

MLB: Washington 3, New York Mets 2

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman's RBI single in the seventh inning Tuesday completed a comeback that carried the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win over the New York Mets.
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Chien-Ming Wang
New York Yankees Starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang throws a pitch in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium in New York City on June 17, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Chien-Ming Wang (born March 31, 1980) is a Taiwanese Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. He was initially signed as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees for the 2000 season, and played for the Staten Island Yankees. He was considered the Yankees ace pitcher for the 2006 and 2007 seasons, after winning 19 games in both years, to finish among the Major League leaders in victories.

Wang Chien-ming, which is the correct name order for his name in English, pitched for the Chinese Taipei national baseball team in the 2002 Asian Games. In 2004, as the apparent ace of the staff, Wang led the Chinese Taipei national baseball team to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Against Australia, he allowed just three hits with no walks, and at one point retired nine batters in a row, to earn the win. He also limited Japan to just five hits in the first six innings.

He is the fourth major leaguer from Taiwan, following Dodgers outfielder Chin-Feng Chen, Rockies pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo. Since being called up to the majors, Wang has been idolized in Taiwan where all of his games have been televised nationwide, many on public big screens to large audiences. Because of this popularity, he was named one of the Time 100 for 2007.

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