Abreu, Damon Power Yankees

New York survives in A-Rod's absence
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 11:46 PM CDT
New York Yankees' Bobby Abreu watches his grand slam during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Tuesday, April 22, 2008.    (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)
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(Newser) – Bobby Abreu hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, Chien-Ming Wang earned his 50th career victory and the New York Yankees did just fine without A-Rod, beating the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Tuesday night. Abreu connected for his seventh career grand slam off Octavio Dotel with two outs in the seventh to rally New York from a 3-2 deficit.

 It was his sixth homer in only 14 games at U.S. Cellular Field. Johnny Damon hit a three-run homer off reliever Matt Thornton in the eighth to make it 9-4, and Jason Giambi had a solo shot in the second. Wang (4-0) worked six innings, allowing 10 hits and three runs.