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The Yankees tried to make him feel welcome. After the infielders whipped the ball around after Warren's last warmup pitch, Jeter took a toss from Alex Rodriguez and trotted in for a final word with the 25-year-old newcomer.
Warren started out fine, striking out leadoff man Alejandro De Aza and drawing a cheer from friends and family members sitting in the second deck behind the Yankees dugout. Catcher Chris Stewart tossed the ball out of play as a keepsake -- pretty soon, the White Sox started providing their own souvenirs.
Pierzynski opened the second with his 13th homer. Beckham lined a two-run double and Kevin Youkilis had an RBI groundout that made it 4-all.
Konerko hit his 14th homer on Warren's first pitch in the third. After an RBI single by Pierzynski and a sharp single by Ramirez with one out, Warren was pulled. Phelps relieved his fellow rookie and got out of the inning, drawing a high-five from Warren.
Rios had an RBI single in the sixth. Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the seventh and added an RBI double in the ninth.
NOTES: Youkilis left in the fifth inning because of an upset stomach. ... Pierzynski played his 1,000th game with the White Sox. ... Quintana had pitched to 100 straight batters without issuing a walk until Rodriguez drew one in the first. ... Yankees C Russell Martin entered in the ninth inning. He's been out lately because of back trouble, but predicted he'd be in the starting lineup Saturday. ... White Sox RHP Jesse Crain has a shoulder problem and expects to miss a couple of days.
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