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Garland in control as White Sox handle Yankees

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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CHICAGO -- The White Sox ended one emotional series with a victory, thanks to Jon Garland's pitching and four RBI from Jermaine Dye.

Now they head to another, hoping to take the momentum from Thursday's 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees into a three-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

"I enjoy playing the Cubs, no doubt about it," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said, reiterating that he's no fan of Wrigley Field except for the field itself and the excitement it creates. "I love to play there as soon as the national anthem starts. It's great, it's awesome."

Garland gave the White Sox a lift by allowing one run and six hits over seven innings against a team that is similar to the White Sox in its offensive struggles of late.

Chicago's victory came a day after the teams split a day-night doubleheader.

"After a long night like last night, you're trying to keep the guys off the field as much as possible," said Garland, who was backed by three double plays. "The defense behind me was outstanding."

The Yankees had two runners on in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings but couldn't score against Garland (3-2) until Doug Mientkiewicz hit a two-out RBI double in the seventh, a drive to right that a leaping Dye couldn't haul in. It drove in Robinson Cano, who had tripled with one out.

Garland walked four and struck out two, running his record to 2-5 against the Yankees. Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.

"It's been a struggle for us to score runs consistently," said Alex Rodriguez, who entered in a 2-for-25 slump and went 2-for-3 with a walk. I don't know (why). It's been frustrating. We've had our chances, and I don't know what it is."

New York dropped 9½ games behind Boston after the Red Sox swept a day-night doubleheader from Detroit. It's the Yankees' largest deficit since they were also 9½ games out after games of Sept. 6, 1997.

The Yankees hope to shake their hitting woes quickly: They head to Shea Stadium beginning Friday to play the Mets, who staged a five-run ninth Thursday to beat the Cubs.

"I know we're going to get better at it. I know we're going to put a streak together," manager Joe Torre said. "But it hasn't happened yet. ... We're just coming up empty. ... We're keeping the game close enough where we can win it, but we just haven't been able to put any offense together."

Dye, who entered batting .206 with five hits in his previous 30 at-bats, had a two-out RBI double in the first and hit a two-run homer in the third off Matt DeSalvo (1-1).

Chicago made it 4-0 in the fourth after Tadahito Iguchi doubled and Darin Erstad reached on interference by catcher Jorge Posada. Following a sacrifice, reliever Luis Vizcaino walked A.J. Pierzynski intentionally and Dye delivered a sacrifice fly.

Dye's still not hitting the way he can. Neither are slumping teammates, such as Paul Konerko and Joe Crede.

"Sooner or later offensively we're going to come out of it," Dye said. "We've got too many good players in this clubhouse to not do that."

The White Sox lose a bat out of their lineup Friday because there is no DH. But playing in the charged atmosphere is something the players, including Dye, look forward to.

"It's a fun place to place to play," Dye said. "They get after it a little bit, get on you a little bit. ... Hopefully we can put up runs early to keep the (Cubs) crowd out of the game."

DeSalvo lasted only 3 1/3 innings in his third major league start, giving up four runs and six hits.

Notes

  • Posada doubled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games.
  • C Toby Hall was activated from the DL and joined the White Sox after a minor league rehab stint. Sidelined by a shoulder separation in spring training, Hall could start Friday's series opener against the Cubs. Guillen said Jose Contreras will start Sunday, even thought he will be pitching on three days rest.
  • Yankees OF Johnny Damon continues to deal with a sore left calf, which has bothered him all season. He was not in the starting lineup Thursday. "It's that strain I had on opening day," said Damon, who is batting .256 with two homers and 13 RBI. "It's still kind of there but I'm all right." Melky Cabrera started in center.
 
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Jon Garland yields just one run on six hits and four walks over seven innings in the series finale.  (AP)
Jon Garland yields just one run on six hits and four walks over seven innings in the series finale. (AP)

Players of the Game
Chicago

J. Garland
IP 7.0
H 6
ER 1
BB 4
K 2
Chicago

J. Dye
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
 

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New York Yankees
Bobby Abreu, RF4000003 .236
Derek Jeter, SS3010100 .368
Jason Giambi, DH3000112 .273
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3020100 .318
Hideki Matsui, LF4000003 .275
Jorge Posada, C4010011 .371
Robinson Cano, 2B4110012 .234
Melky Cabrera, CF3000012 .226
Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B2011100 .231
Totals3016144  
Batting
2B - Derek Jeter (9, Garland), Jorge Posada (14, Garland), Doug Mientkiewicz (6, Garland)
3B - Robinson Cano (1, Garland)
RBI - Doug Mientkiewicz (12)
2-OUT RBI - Doug Mientkiewicz (4)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Cano-Jeter-Mientkiewicz, Cano-Jeter-Mientkiewicz
E - Jorge Posada (2, Interference)
New York Yankees
Matt DeSalvo (L,1-1) 3.1644421 3.71
Luis Vizcaino 1.2000110 6.64
Ron Villone 2100000 0.00
Scott Proctor 1000110 3.54
IBB - Pierzynski by Luis Vizcaino
HBP - Iguchi (by Luis Vizcaino)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt DeSalvo 76-47, Luis Vizcaino 27-13, Ron Villone 25-18, Scott Proctor 16-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt DeSalvo 4-3, Luis Vizcaino 2-2, Ron Villone 3-2
Batters Faced - Matt DeSalvo 20, Luis Vizcaino 7, Ron Villone 6, Scott Proctor 3
Chicago White Sox
Darin Erstad, 1B2110102 .261
Pablo Ozuna, 3B3010003 .242
A.J. Pierzynski, C3110102 .246
Jermaine Dye, RF3124000 .216
Paul Konerko, DH2000202 .188
Rob Mackowiak, LF3000102 .194
Juan Uribe, SS4000042 .236
Ryan Sweeney, CF4000001 .209
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B2120100 .231
Totals2647464  
Batting
2B - Jermaine Dye (6, DeSalvo), Tadahito Iguchi (6, DeSalvo)
HR - Jermaine Dye (7, DeSalvo)
SF - Jermaine Dye (2)
SH - Pablo Ozuna (2)
RBI - Jermaine Dye 4 (21)
2-OUT RBI - Jermaine Dye (10)
SB - Darin Erstad (7, 2nd base off DeSalvo/Posada), Tadahito Iguchi (3, 2nd base off DeSalvo/Posada)
CS - Tadahito Iguchi (1, 2nd base by Proctor/Posada)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Iguchi-Uribe-Erstad, Uribe-Erstad, Iguchi-Uribe-Erstad
Chicago White Sox
Jon Garland (W,3-2) 7611420 3.18
Mike MacDougal (H,9) 1000010 5.02
Bobby Jenks (S,13) 1000010 3.18
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 100-59, Mike MacDougal 13-9, Bobby Jenks 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 10-6, Mike MacDougal 1-1, Bobby Jenks 2-0
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 28, Mike MacDougal 3, Bobby Jenks 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30488
Game Time - 2:48
Temperature - 53
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski