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Dye, White Sox outlast Yankees

Aug 2, 2007 - 10:27 PM BRONX, New York (Ticker) -- Wins haven't come easy for the Chicago White Sox all year, and this victory was no different.

Jermaine Dye went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI as the White Sox escaped with a 13-9 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon.

Paul Konerko added a solo home run and drove in two for the White Sox, who won despite allowing the Yankees to erase an 8-0 deficit.

"I'm proud of this club for the way we keep fighting back, but we gave up too much today," Yankees manager Joe Torre said.

An afterthought for the postseason at this point with a 49-59 record, Chicago plated eight runs in the top of the second inning before allowing the Yankees to tie the game in the bottom of the frame.

New York's Alex Rodriguez broke out of a career-worst 0-for-22 slump with two hits and drove in a run during the outburst, but was held without a home run and remains one blast shy of 500 for his career.

"(The Yankee Stadium crowd support has) been awesome. They're really into it," Rodriguez said. "But the most important thing is for us to win games, and we let one slip away today."

There was no power outage for Dye, who restored Chicago's lead with a two-run shot off reliever Jeff Karstens in the fourth. Dye's 21st home run of the season in the eighth off Kyle Farnsworth, moments after Konerko's 23rd longball, capped the White Sox scoring.

"I'm getting into a groove," Dye said. "Going up there, putting everything behind me, and just trying to have good at bats."

Dye, Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski - the Nos. 4-6 hitters - finished a combined 9-for-15 with three home runs and eight RBI. Lefthander Boone Logan (2-0), who took over for starter Jon Garland in the second inning, picked up the win after pitching two scoreless innings.

The game appeared to be a laugher early on, as the White Sox took advantage of sloppy play and an ineffective start by Roger Clemens.

After back-to-back singles by Konerko and Pierzynski to start the inning, Dye delivered an RBI double to center field. Darin Erstad and Juan Uribe kept the wheels turning with RBI singles, before Clemens got a flyout for the first out.

It appeared Clemens would escape the inning when Jerry Owens hit a potential double-play ball, but second baseman Robinson Cano bobbled the ball and gave the White Sox new life with the bases loaded.

Alex Cintron followed with a soft grounder in front of the plate, and Clemens reached the ball in time to record a forceout at home plate. But that would be the last out the future Hall of Famer would get.

Jim Thome hit a two-run single, Konerko connected for an RBI double and Pierzynski drove in two more with a single to open up an 8-0 lead.

Clemens allowed another double to Dye before giving way to Mike Myers, who walked Erstad and was promptly replaced by Karstens. Uribe's groundout brought a merciful end to the inning.

"Early on, Clemens' ball was up," Torre said. "When he started to make better pitches, we just couldn't catch the ball. They got five or six outs in that (second) inning, which certainly contributed."

Clemens, who turns 45 on Saturday, allowed eight runs - only three earned - and nine hits in just 1 2/3 innings. It was his shortest outing since June 14, 2000, when he left a start against the Boston Red Sox after one inning due to a groin injury.

Karstens (0-2) allowed three runs, five hits and did not walk a batter while striking out one in 3 1/3 innings.

The Yankees roared back to tie the game in the bottom of the frame, marking the first time in major league history that two teams had each scored eight or more runs in the second inning.

After a seemingly harmless RBI double by Cano off starter Jon Garland, newly-acquired Wilson Betemit belted a three-run homer in his first at-bat as a Yankee to cut Chicago's lead in half.

"I'm not angry with any of the pitches I threw," Garland said. "They hit some good pitches. Tip your cap. There's not much you can do about it."

Betemit, who hit 10 home runs with the Los Angeles Dodgers before coming to New York via a trade on Tuesday, was playing in place of resting Yankees' captain Derek Jeter, who struck out swinging as a pinch hitter in the seventh.

The deficit was cut to 8-6 later in the inning on RBI hits by Bobby Abreu and Rodriguez. Logan replaced Garland and recorded the second out of the inning before Jorge Posada completed the comeback with a two-run ground-rule double.

The Yankees catcher, who left the game in the eighth inning with a bruised knee, will hate to see the White Sox leave town, as he was 8-for-13 with three home runs and seven RBI in this three-game set.

The affair lasted 3 hours, 59 minutes and combined with mid-90s temperatures to take a toll on both teams.

Thome left the game in the fourth inning with back spasms, Erstad departed after six innings with an apparent leg cramp and Cintron was removed in the seventh with an upset stomach.

None of the ailments, including Posada's knee bruise, are considered serious.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 8 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 13 17 0
    NY YANKEES 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 15 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - JON GARLAND, BOONE LOGAN (2ND), RYAN BUKVICH (4TH), MATT
    THORNTON (6TH), MIKE MACDOUGAL (7TH), BOBBY JENKS (9TH) AND
    A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    NYY - ROGER CLEMENS, MIK

    Aug 2 5:08 PM
  • bones i can't believe the yankees are back in the playoff hunt... then again, when they're putting up football scores every night, it kinda makes sense

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (21) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF KYLE FARNSWORTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 13, NY YANKEES 9
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A GONZALEZ (.224, 2 HR, 10 RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PAUL KONERKO (23) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF KYLE FARNSWORTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 12, NY YANKEES 9
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.270, 2-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BOBBY ABREU (10) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF RYAN BUKVICH.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 11, NY YANKEES 9
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.298, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SCOTT PODSEDNIK SCORED DANNY RICHAR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S PODSEDNIK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 11
    NY YANKEES 8 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.268, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (20) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JEFFREY KARSTENS SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 10, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D ERSTAD (.272, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY JORGE POSADA SCORED BOBBY ABREU AND
    ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, J POSADA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8
    NY YANKEES 8 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.305, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED MELKY CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, A RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, B ABREU ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8
    NY YANKEES 6 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.295, 1-FOR-1)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED ANDY PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8
    NY YANKEES 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.294, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY WILSON BETEMIT (1) TO CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF JON GARLAND SCORED JORGE POSADA AND ROBINSON
    CANO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8, NY YANKEES 4
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A PHILLIPS (.286, 2 HR, 18 RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROBINSON CANO SCORED HIDEKI MATSUI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CANO ON FIRST, J POSADA ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8
    NY YANKEES 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: W BETEMIT (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED JIM THOME AND PAUL
    KONERKO.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, A PIERZYNSKI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8
    NY YANKEES 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.232, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PAUL KONERKO SCORED ALEX CINTRON.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, P KONERKO ON SECOND, J THOME ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 6
    NY YANKEES 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.269, 1-FOR-1)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIM THOME SCORED JUAN URIBE AND JERRY OWENS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J THOME ON FIRST, A CINTRON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    NY YANKEES 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.267, 1-FOR-1)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUAN URIBE SCORED JERMAINE DYE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J URIBE ON FIRST, D ERSTAD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    NY YANKEES 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D RICHAR (.222, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DARIN ERSTAD SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D ERSTAD ON FIRST, J DYE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    NY YANKEES 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.216, 10 HR, 38 RBI)

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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JERMAINE DYE SCORED PAUL KONERKO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DYE ON SECOND, A PIERZYNSKI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    NY YANKEES 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D ERSTAD (.268, 2 HR, 21 RBI)

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