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Humber stymies Yankees, ends ChiSox's skid

Apr 26, 2011 - 4:55 AM Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Phil Humber held the New York Yankees scoreless and allowed just one hit in seven innings of work to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 2-0 win in the opener of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.

In just his sixth career start, Humber (2-2) carried a no-hitter through 6 1/3 innings and tallied five strikeouts.

Adam Dunn went 1-for-2 and added the eventual game-winning RBI in the fourth inning for Chicago, which halted a three-game skid.

A.J. Burnett (3-1) turned in a strong outing in defeat, allowing just one run in eight innings of work.

The Yankees managed just three hits, as Curtis Granderson went 1-for-3, Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 and Eric Chavez went 1-for-1.

"[Burnett] pitched great today. For us to not give him any support is tough," Granderson said.

Humber received all the run support he would need in the fourth inning, as Carlos Quentin began the top of the frame with a leadoff double. Paul Konerko's groundout to second advanced Quentin to third, before Dunn registered an RBI with a groundout to short.

The Yankees were held hitless until the seventh inning, when Rodriguez ripped a 1-1 fastball up the middle with one out. Humber then struck out Robinson Cano and induced Nick Swisher into an inning-ending groundout.

"It wasn't a bad pitch. He's a good hitter ... you have to tip your hat," Humber said of the at-bat to Rodriguez. "Thankfully I was able to get two outs after that."

Chicago added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, as pinch runner Brent Lillibridge scored from second on a one-out single by Konerko.

Sergio Santos, who entered the game with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, recorded his first save of the season. Curtis Granderson led off the bottom of the ninth with a single to right, but Santos forced Mark Teixeira into a 3-6-1 double-play, before striking out Rodriguez to end the game.

Game Notes

New York entered the game with a 7-0 record when holding teams to three runs or less...The White Sox had been shut out in back-to-back games entering Monday's contest...Humber, who was a first-round draft choice of the Mets in 2004, was claimed by the White Sox off waivers from Oakland this past offseason.