Another early lead squandered in Chicago. Tonight Kevin Youkilis hit a fifth-inning grand slam that carried the White Sox to a 7-3 win against the Yankees, who now need a win tomorrow to avoid a three-game series sweep. Just like yesterday, the Yankees had an early lead. Derek Jeter led off the game with a home run — his second in as many days — and the Yankees were up 2-0 before the White Sox had a chance to bat, but a leadoff triple in the second inning led to the first Chicago run, and Paul Konerko solo homer tied the game in the fourth. The big blow was the Youkilis grand slam. Russell Martin would homer two innings later, but the Yankees couldn’t climb all the way back. Ivan Nova lost for the fifth time since the end of June, allowing six runs through six innings.
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