White Sox Beat Yankees 7-6 to Avoid Sweep

Joe Crede hits game-winning single for Chicago
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 1:18 AM CDT
Chicago White Sox's Joe Crede drives in the winning run with a single against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of their game last night in Chicago. The White Sox won 7-6.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Joe Crede hit a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to hand Joba Chamberlain his first major league loss and give the White Sox a 7-6 win over the Yankees last night to avoid a three-game sweep. Bobby Jenks (1-0) got Jorge Posada to ground into an inning-ending double play in the ninth to get the win in a game twice delayed by rain.

Carlos Quentin doubled with one out off Chamberlain (1-1) and Crede lined a single to left-center to score him. Chamberlain, New York's hard-throwing 22-year-old right-hander, had given up just three runs in 32 innings over 26 regular-season appearances since being called up last year. He had given up just one earned run in 19 outings in 2007. (Read more MLB stories.)