White Sox 14, Yankees 7

The SportsXchange

NEW YORK -- The Chicago White Sox battered around a New York Yankees rookie starter making his major league debut, and didn't do too badly against his successors either.

Until Chicago's final two outs, when the Yankees had another player make his major-league pitching debut, as outfielder Dewayne Wise recorded the last two outs after Chicago finished off a 14-7 win with a four-run ninth.

On a sweltering Friday night at Yankee Stadium, Chicago won its second straight game against the Yankees, pounding out 19 hits.

A.J. Pierzynski hit two home runs, had three hits and three RBI for the White Sox, who won their fourth in a row overall. Alexi Ramirez had four hits, including a home run, and three RBI while Paul Konerko hit his 14th homer of the season and had three hits.

Derek Jeter singled in the first inning for the Yankees, giving him 3,185 career hits and moving him past Cal Ripken and into sole possession of 13th place on the major-league all-time hit list.

Curtis Granderson hit his 22nd homer of the season and Andruw Jones had two hits and two RBI for the Yankees.

After an early offensive outburst against Yankees rookie Adam Warren and Sox starter Jose Quintana (3-1) left the teams tied, 6-6, after four, the White Sox scored eight of the game's final nine runs.

Leading 7-6 after Pierzynski's home run off reliever David Phelps in the fifth, the White Sox tacked on a run in the sixth on Alex Rios' RBI single off Phelps. Ramirez's two-run homer off Cory Wade in the seventh made it 10-6.

Wade then gave up four runs on five hits in the ninth, giving the White Sox a 14-7 lead and raising his ERA to 5.79. Wise then came on to spare the Yankees bullpen, and retired Konerko on a fly to center and Rios on a force out.

Quintana allowed six runs on eight hits in six innings before three relievers limited the Yankees to one run the rest of the way.

Warren lasted just 2 1/3 innings in his major-league debut, in a spot start for injured lefty CC Sabathia.

Phelps (1-3), who was on a plan to get stretched out in the minors for starter duty after helping out in the bullpen earlier this season, instead was called up Friday to work as the long man again. He bailed out Warren in the third, coming on to get the last two outs of the inning with runners on first and second. But he allowed a leadoff homer to Pierzynski to start the fifth, giving the White Sox a 7-6 lead.

Trailing 6-4, the Yankees scored twice off Quintana in the fourth, with Jayson Nix driving in two runs on a unique double, to tie the game, 6-6. Nix drilled a liner off the glove of a diving shortstop Ramirez, who deflected the ball into shallow left before tumbling toward second.

Given a 4-0 lead by the Yankees in the first inning on Granderson's two-run homer and Jones' two-run double, Warren gave it right back in the second.

Chicago peppered him for four straight hits, including Pierzynski's first homer to lead off the inning, and a two-run double by Gordon Beckham, as the White Sox tied the game 4-4.

The White Sox added two more in the third on Konerko's leadoff homer and a RBI single by Pierzynski, to take a 6-4 lead.

NOTES: Yankees catcher Russell Martin (stiff back) was out of the lineup Friday for the fifth time in the last six games. Manager Joe Girardi said Martin told him he felt good, but wanted to be cautious and said he should return by Saturday or Sunday. ... Right-hander David Robertson wasn't likely to be available Friday night, Girardi said before the game, as the manager wants to be cautious to avoid having Robertson aggravate his rib injury. "I don't want to miss him another six to eight weeks, I really don't," Girardi said. ... Ryota Igarashi was demoted to Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) to make room for David Phelps. ... Right-hander Chris Schwinden was claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians and optioned to Scranton. ... White Sox righty Brian Bruney (left hip inflammation) was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday. Brian Omogrosso, who will make his major-league debut in his first appearance, was called up from Class AAA Charlotte. That gave Chicago nine rookies on the roster, including seven pitchers. ... White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis left the game in the fifth inning with an upset stomach.
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