NEW YORK (AP) — Andruw Jones hit two more home runs off a shaky Javier Vazquez, A.J. Pierzynski boomed a go-ahead double and the Chicago White Sox seesawed past the New York Yankees 7-6 Saturday.
The Yankees' three-game winning streak ended, and they also lost center fielder Curtis Granderson. He strained his left groin while dashing on a hit-and-run single, badly hobbled into third and went to a hospital for an MRI exam.
Mark Kotsay homered to give Chicago a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning, prompting Vazquez to get booed off the mound. Unbeaten White Sox starter John Danks left after five innings, and Nick Swisher's homer capped a four-run comeback in the sixth that put the Yankees ahead 6-5.
The White Sox rallied in the seventh. Paul Konerko doubled with one out and Carlos Quentin drew an intentional walk from David Robertson (0-2) with two outs. Damaso Marte relieved and Pierzynski met him with a double to deep left-center.
Scott Linebrink (1-0) won despite allowing Swisher's two-run homer. Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Jones and Vazquez both got off to stumbling starts — only the White Sox slugger wound up enjoying the sunny afternoon.
Jones was standing in the on-deck circle in the first inning when Gordon Beckham lifted a foul pop toward the seats. Yankees catcher Jorge Posada tossed his mask aside and it hit plate umpire Mark Wegner in the head. Wegner then stumbled a couple of steps and plowed into Jones, knocking him off-balance. All were OK, and the ball landed foul.
Scratched from the starting lineup Friday night because of back spasms, Jones recovered nicely. He hit a solo home run moments later, and did it again in the third. That gave Jones seven career homers off Vazquez, his top victim.
Jones has 40 career multihomer games, including three this season. He has eight home runs this year and 396 overall, matching Joe Carter for 49th on the lifetime list.
Vazquez kept struggling, a year after he drew Cy Young Award consideration for a sharp season in Atlanta. He began this game with a 9.00 ERA, and more than maintained that run-per-inning pace. He gave up single runs in each of the first three innings and was yanked shortly after Kotsay's two-run homer in the fourth.
Granderson got a hand when he left in the sixth. He was running from first when Brett Gardner singled up the middle, but hurt himself rounding second and limped most of the way to third.
NOTES: White Sox OF Alex Rios is away from the team this weekend. He's with his fiance for the birth of their child and is expected back Monday. ... Chicago pitching coach Don Cooper rejoined the club after being away this week attending to a family matter. ... LHP Mark Buehrle starts Sunday for the White Sox. He's lost six straight decisions to the Yankees. ... Chicago's Omar Vizquel tied Luis Aparicio for second place for career hits as a shortstop with 2,673. ... The Yankees had won six straight at home against the White Sox.