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Chicago's Humber shuts down Yankees in White

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starter Philip Humber threw seven superb innings to shut down the New York Yankees' batters and give the struggling Chicago White Sox a 2-0 win on Monday.

Humber, who was added to Chicago's rotation in place of the injured Jake Peavy, took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning where he gave up a single to Alex Rodriguez.

"You go out there when it's your start and you want to win the game," the 28-year-old Humber told reporters after just his sixth career start. "I'm not trying to no-hit the New York Yankees at all. You want to give your team a chance to win."

Reliever Sergio Santos finished the final 1-1/3 innings for the White Sox, who won for just the second time in 12 games.

New York starter A.J. Burnett held his own in the pitcher's duel and allowed one run in eight innings for the Yankees (12-7).

Chicago (9-14) scored once in the fourth inning off an Adam Dunn ground ball before Paul Konerko added an RBI single in the ninth to seal the win.

The White Sox had been shut out in their previous two losses and ended a 23-inning scoreless drought.

The Yankees were held scoreless for just the second time this season and New York's second baseman Robinson Cano went 0-for-3 to end his 13-game hitting streak.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)