Chien-ming Wang lasts only three innings
CNATAIPEI -- Taiwan-born Major League Baseball player Chien-ming Wang was replaced by the Toronto Blue Jays after pitching only three innings in which the Blue Jays trailed the Houston Astros by five runs in Houston, Texas Saturday.
August 26, 2013, 11:18 am TWN
Wang struck out one and kept the Astros scoreless through the first inning, but gave up three hits, including two doubles and one single, in the second inning as the Houston Astros took a 3-0 lead.
In the third inning, Wang walked one and was hit for a two-run homer, while the Blue Jays remained scoreless.
He did not come back in the fourth, as the Blue Jays lost to the Astros 8-5, the seventh straight loss for the Toronto team since Aug. 18.
Wang, who was assigned to the minor leagues in July, is one of two pitchers recently brought up from the team's Tripple-A Buffalo Bisons.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said before the game that this would be a one-time stint for Wang as the team has several players on the disabled list.