Youkilis slam carries White Sox past Yankees

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Kevin Youkilis hit a tiebreaking grand slam, and Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings to lead the White Sox to a 7-3 victory against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

The Sox won their second in a row against the AL East leaders after being on the losing end of troubling three-game series sweep in Kansas City over the weekend.

Paul Konerko hit a game-tying home run in the fourth, Dewayne Wise had a career-high four hits and A.J. Pierzynski drove in Alex Rios (triple) with a sacrifice fly and tripled and scored on Gordon Beckham’s second single of the night.

Konerko and Youkilis homered against Yankees starter Ivan Nova (11-7).

Liriano made his fifth start for the Sox and his fourth in which he allowed two runs or less. He gave up six hits and three walks while striking out seven.

After he gave up a leadoff home run to Russell Martin in the seventh, Jesse Crain combined with Matt Thornton and Brett Myers (ninth) to pitch hitless relief the rest of the way.

The Sox held on to their two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

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