Sox Lose Rain-Abbreviated Game

New York 6, Chicago 0 in 6.5 innings

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011  |  Updated 11:34 PM CDT
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Sox Lose Rain-Abbreviated Game

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks delivers to the New York Yankees during the first inning.

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Mark Teixeira set a major league record by homering from both sides of the plate for the 12th time and Phil Hughes pitched six innings to send the New York Yankees to their fifth straight victory, 6-0 over the fading Chicago White Sox in a game called after 6 1-2 innings because of rain.

Teixeira's two-run shot to left batting right-handed against John Danks made it 4-0 in the third and was his 30th homer of the season _ marking the seventh straight season the slugger has reached that mark. He added a solo drive batting left-handed against Jason Frasor in the seventh.

Teixeira broke a tie with Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who each homered 11 times from both sides in the same game.

Hughes (2-3), who spent nearly two months on the disabled list this season, allowed only three hits against the punchless White Sox, who played their second straight game without leading hitter Paul Konerko, sidelined by a bruised calf. Hughes improved to 2-1 with a sparkling 0.75 ERA in eight career appearances against the Chicago.

Hughes' strong outing could force the Yankees to make a tough decision. New York is using a six-man rotation this week but probably will need to decide between Hughes and Ivan Nova for the fifth spot at some point. Nova gets the start on Thursday.

Chicago has lost four straight and fell 5 1-2 games behind Detroit in the AL Central. The game was delayed twice -- by the threat of bad weather for 45 minutes at the start and for 57 minutes just before the bottom of the seventh by a thunderstorm -- before it was called.

New York scored in each of the first two innings. Derek Jeter, who missed the opener of the four-game series with a bruised finger, began the game with a single and scored on Robinson Cano's two-out double to left-center. Russell Martin hit his 11th homer and first since June 29 in the second.

Danks (4-9), who also spent time on the disabled list with an oblique strain, was 4-0 in his previous six starts and hadn't lost since May 29. He gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

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