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 to 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, and Chicago, which had 19 hits,
went ahead on Paul Konerko's lead-off blast in the third.
Pierzynski went deep again in the fifth and Alexei Ramirez 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.
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.
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