New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-1

BOSTON (Reuters) - Wang Chien-ming pitched a two-hit complete game to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in the first meeting this season between the heated American League rivals.

"He was as good as I've seen him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters. "His sinker and slider were excellent."

Wang (3-0) had a one-hitter going against the World Series champions until Coco Crisp's bunt single with two outs in the bottom o...

Yankees Lite? Joe Torre wasn't in the visitors' dugout. The injured captain, Derek Jeter, was not on the field. The turncoat, Johnny Damon, had the night off. And the owner, George Steinbrenner, was no longer in charge, having left the day-to-day operations of the club in the hands of his sons, Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon still not sure whether it was Hank or Hal who called him a "mouse" (it was Hank).

None of that mattered to 23-year-old Clay Buchholz, the kid fro...