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Sox Hit Three Homers, But Yankees Have Four In 12-9 New York Win

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Rookie Eduardo Nunez hit his first career home run and drove in a total of four runs, as the New York Yankees outlasted the Chicago White Sox, 12-9, in the second test of a three-game set from U.S. Cellular Field.

Marcus Thames homered twice for the Yankees, who remained tied atop the American League East standings with the Rays, who defeated the Red Sox on Saturday. Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer and knocked in a total of three runs.

CC Sabathia (18-5) went seven innings in the start, allowing five runs on nine hits to pick up his fifth straight win. The left-hander also struck out nine and walked one.

Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, and Andruw Jones each homered for the White Sox, who now sit 4 1/2 games behind Minnesota in the AL Central standings after the Twins beat the Mariners on Saturday.

John Danks (12-9) lasted just 4 1/3 frames, giving up eight runs on six hits to suffer the loss. He also fanned five batters and walked four.