Rapid Reaction: White Sox 14, Yankees 7

June, 29, 2012
6/29/12
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By Brendan Murphy
ESPNChicago.com
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Here's a look at the White Sox's win in New York on Friday night.

How it happened: White Sox starter Jose Quintana came into Friday’s contest riding a streak of 16 scoreless innings, which didn’t last the game’s second hitter – Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer to right. Quintana didn’t have the electric stuff he had displayed these past few weeks, giving up six runs over eight innings. He was, however, helped by a huge offensive night from his teammates in what turned out to be his third win of the season. The White Sox’s four-home run power surge was led by a pair of solo shots from A.J. Pierzynski with Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also going deep. Making his first major league start, New York’s Adam Warren lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits.

What it means: The White Sox are hot. They have won four in a row and seven of their past nine. With Friday’s win, the White Sox also improved to 23-14 on the road. The Sox also gained a game on Cleveland to expand their lead in the AL Central.

Outside the box: Per ESPN Stats & Info, Paul Konerko’s third-inning home run was his 14th of the season and the 410th of his career. It was his 21st home run against the Yankees as a member of the White Sox. No player in franchise history has more career home runs when facing the Yanks.

What’s next: Jake Peavy, a hard-luck loser in each of his past three starts, will take the mound against New York’s Hiroki Kuroda.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208