Chamberlain gave up one run on four hits in 5 2/3 innings in his fourth start.
Then Chamberlain's former mates in the bullpen showed they're doing just fine without him, holding the Padres scoreless the rest of the way.
Another key hit from Alex Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run. The Yankees ran their way to scoring opportunities, setting up both their runs with stolen bases.
The Yankees extended their longest winning streak of the season to seven and improved to seven games above .500 for the first time this year.
Rodriguez, who homered in the previous four games, drove in Derek Jeter with a single in the sixth off Josh Banks (2-1). Jeter had singled, stolen second and moved up on Bobby Abreu's grounder to first.
The Yankees got their first run without a hit to tie the score an inning earlier. Melky Cabrera walked with one out, then stole second and third. Jose Molina drove him in with a sacrifice fly.
|New York Yankees|
|J Damon LF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.331|
|D Jeter SS||3||1||2||0||1||0||0||.276|
|B Abreu RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||5||.278|
|A Rodriguez 3B||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.335|
|J Giambi 1B||3||0||0||0||0||3||3||.259|
|W Betemit 1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.254|
|J Posada DH||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.316|
|R Cano 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.228|
|M Cabrera CF||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||.252|
|J Molina C||2||0||1||1||0||1||0||.221|
2B: J Molina (13, J Hampson)
RBI: J Molina (9), A Rodriguez (41)
SF: J Molina
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: B Abreu 1, J Giambi 2, R Cano 1
Team LOB: 7
SB: M Cabrera 2 (5, 3rd base off J Banks/M Barrett, 2nd base off J Banks/M Barrett); D Jeter (5, 2nd base off J Banks/M Barrett); A Rodriguez (8, 2nd base off J Hampson/M Barrett)
|New York Yankees|
|J Veras (W, 2-0)||1.1||0||0||0||2||1||0||27-14||3.00|
|K Farnsworth (H, 8)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||13-10||4.05|
|M Rivera (S, 20)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3||0||16-9||0.79|
Batters faced: J Chamberlain 23; J Veras 6; K Farnsworth 4; M Rivera 3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: J Chamberlain 4-3; J Veras 0-3; K Farnsworth 0-1; M Rivera 0-0
|4th||T Clark hit a ground rule double to left, B Giles scored, A Gonzalez to third.||1||0|
|5th||J Molina hit sacrifice fly to center, M Cabrera scored.||1||1|
|6th||A Rodriguez singled to left, D Jeter scored.||1||2|