This was a long night in Chicago, and now that it’s over, the Yankees know they let one get away. Boone Logan gave up a two-run homer in the seventh and Derek Lowe allowed a solo homer in the eighth, letting the White Sox take the first game of this series 9-6 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Yankees had a three-run lead and knocked White Sox starter Gavin Floyd out of the game in the middle of the third inning. The White Sox answered with a five-run fifth, getting their first runs of the night on a two-run homer by former Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise. The Yankees answered right back with a three-run sixth that included Derek Jeter’s 11th home run of the year and Casey McGehee’s go-ahead, pinch-hit, RBI single. Four pitches into the bottom of the sixth, the White Sox had tied it again on a solo home run by Gordon Beckham off Joba Chamberlain. Freddy Garcia had struck out seven of the past nine batters before letting five straight batters reach base in that pivotal fifth inning. Jeter ended the game with four hits and Mark Teixeira had two hits and two RBI in his return from a sore wrist.
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