Alfredo Aceves pitched six strong innings, only allowing two runs, but Phil Coke wound up with the win as the Yankees beat the ChiSox 4-2.

Xavier Nady homered in the second inning off Mark Buerhle, and Wilson Betemit drove in the go ahead run with a ground rule double in the seventh to put the Yanks up for good.

New York Yankees
J Damon LF4011001.305
D Jeter SS4000022.304
B Abreu RF4030010.301
A Rodriguez 3B4000023.305
J Giambi 1B3120100.251
R Cano PR-2B0000000.260
X Nady DH3212103.283
C Ransom 2B-1B3000013.364
C Moeller C2000001.222
a-W Betemit PH1111000.265
J Molina C0000000.218
B Gardner CF3010001.170
a-hit a ground rule double to deep left center for C Moeller in the 7th
2B: B Abreu (38, M Buehrle); J Giambi (18, M Buehrle); W Betemit (10, H Ramirez)
HR: X Nady (11, 2nd inning off M Buehrle 1 on, 0 Out)
RBI: X Nady 2 (33), W Betemit (24), J Damon (63)
S: C Ransom
2-out RBI: J Damon
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: C Ransom 1, C Moeller 1, A Rodriguez 1
Team LOB: 6
SB: B Abreu (19, 2nd base off M MacDougal/A Pierzynski)
CS: B Gardner (1, 2nd base by M Buehrle)
New York Yankees
A Aceves6.052213187-601.80
P Coke (W, 1-0)1.000001010-70.00
J Chamberlain (H, 15)1.010002017-122.56
M Rivera (S, 36)1.00000007-61.52
Batters faced: A Aceves 23; P Coke 3; J Chamberlain 4; M Rivera 3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: A Aceves 6-8; P Coke 1-1; J Chamberlain 1-0; M Rivera 3-0

Scoring Summary

2ndX Nady homered to center, J Giambi scored.02
4thD Wise homered to right, O Cabrera scored.22
7thW Betemit hit a ground rule double to deep left center, X Nady scored.23
7thJ Damon singled to right, W Betemit scored.24

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