American League Game Summary - Chicago at New York|
(Friday, June 29th)
Final Score: Chicago 14, New York 7
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - A.J. Pierzynski clubbed two of Chicago's four
home runs and the White Sox jumped all over Adam Warren in his major league
debut to beat the Yankees, 14-7, in the second portion of a four-game series.
Derek Jeter reached another milestone to highlight New York's four-run first
inning, but the lead was short-lived and the AL Central leaders won their
fourth in a row.
Jeter started the bottom of the first inning with a double into the left
field corner for his 3,185th career hit. That put him one ahead of Cal
Ripken Jr. into 13th place on the all-time list. Next up on the list for
Jeter is Nap Lajoie at 3,252 hits.
Pierzynski, who played his 1,000th game in a White Sox uniform, led off the
second with a homer to start a four-run frame. Chicago, which had 19 hits,
went ahead on Pierzynski's lead-off blast in the fifth.
Paul Konerko homered in the third and Alexei Ramirez, who went 4-for-5, added
a two-run shot in the seventh.
With Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia on the disabled list, the Yanks had
intended on throwing veteran Freddy Garcia Friday. However, he threw out of
the bullpen on Wednesday, opening the door for Warren. The 24-year-old right-
hander allowed eight hits and six runs over 2 1/3 innings.
David Phelps (1-3) gave up two runs over the next 3 1/3 innings, but Cory Wade
struggled by surrendering seven hits and six runs over 2 1/3 frames.
"He's just not locating well and he relies on location," Yankees manager Joe
Girardi said of Wade. "He's been up in the zone at times and that's not who he
is. It's been a struggle for him about the last month."
Rookie Jose Quintana (2-1) yielded eight hits and six runs while fanning five
to remain unbeaten in his last four appearances.
Curtis Granderson smacked a two-run homer in the first for the AL East
leaders, who have lost two in a row since a five-game victory string.
Pierzynski started the fifth by hammering a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right
for a 7-6 lead.
Ramirez went deep off Wade with Dayan Viciedo aboard in the seventh.
After the Yankees got within 10-7 in the bottom of the frame, Chicago tacked
on four in the ninth off Wade, highlighted by Alejandro De Aza's two-run
With New York's bullpen taxed, Girardi went to outfielder Dewayne Wise to
finish the top of the ninth on the mound. He needed six pitches to retire both
his batters faced in his pitching debut.
"I like Dewayne Wise a lot better when he's making catches to preserve perfect
games instead of facing him," joked Konerko, who was a teammate of Wise from
2008-09 with the White Sox. "I tip my hat to him, he got me out."
Quintana came into Friday riding a 16-inning scoreless streak, the longest
for a White Sox rookie pitcher since Brandon McCarthy in 2005. That ended
Immediately after Jeter's double, Granderson homered for the 22nd time this
season, a shot to right-center. Andruw Jones doubled in Alex Rodriguez and
Nick Swisher later in the frame.
The 4-0 lead was erased right away. Pierzynski went deep, Gordon Beckham
hammered a two-run double and scored on a groundout from Kevin Youkilis.
Konerko started the third with a homer to left, and later in the frame
Pierzynski's infield hit up the middle scored Alex Rios.
Jayson Nix's two-run double in the fourth tied the game, 6-6.
Chicago placed pitcher Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list (left hip
inflammation) and purchased the contract of pitcher Brian Omogrosso from
Triple-A Charlotte...Warren became the first Yankees pitcher to make his major
league debut as a starter since Ian Kennedy on Sept. 1, 2007 vs. Tampa
Bay. Warren became the eighth different Yankee to start a game this season,
one shy of their total from all of last year...Youkilis left in the middle of
the fifth inning an upset stomach...The last time the Yankees had a position
player pitch in a home game was Gene Michael on Aug. 26, 1968 in Game 2 of a
doubleheader vs. the Angels...Pierzynski collected his fifth career multi-
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