Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 4/9)

Game 1: Thursday, April 8
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NY Yankees3
Game 2: Friday, April 9
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NY Yankees3
Game 3: Saturday, April 10
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NY Yankees3
Game 4: Sunday, April 11
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White Sox 9

(2-2, 2-2 away)

Yankees 3

(3-3, 1-1 home)

    4:05 PM ET, April 9, 2004

    Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York 

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    W: J. Garland (1-0)

    L: J. Contreras (0-1)

    Ordonez homers, drives in five for Sox

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Jon Garland's pitches were all over the place. Luckily for him, the throws by Miguel Olivo and Joe Crede were perfect.

    Backed by a pair of key plays and a big day at the plate from Magglio Ordonez, Garland worked around bouts of wildness and led the Chicago White Sox past the New York Yankees 9-3 Friday.

    "I had huge defense all night long," Garland said.

    Garland (1-0) won despite walking a career-high seven, including four in the fourth inning. He limited the Yankees to one run on four hits for eight innings.

    "Truthfully, I don't know that there's too many managers that would've let me stay in there," Garland said.

    Ozzie Guillen stuck with Garland. Ordonez made it a bit easier, hitting a home run and driving in five runs for a 9-1 lead in the sixth.

    Olivo and Crede both contributed in the fourth when, trailing 1-0, Garland walked the first two batters. When John Flaherty pulled away from a bunt try, Olivo raised up and picked off Hideki Matsui at second base.

    "That's why I called for an outside pitch, to have a chance to get him," Olivo said. "If it's a ball, it's no problem because he's still bunting."

    The Yankees went on to load the bases with two outs, and Derek Jeter hit a slow roller to the left side. Crede cut in and over from third base, gloved the ball and snapped a throw that barely nipped Jeter.

    "I knew I was going to get him," Crede said. "I was just anticipating contact from the runner coming over from second."

    Yankees manager Joe Torre disputed umpire Jeff Kellogg's call at first base -- replays showed it was correct.

    The White Sox scored nine times in the next two innings, with Ordonez hitting a three-run homer in the fifth and Crede homering in the fifth.

    A crowd of 45,965 was in a festive mood, especially after fans found out Torre had reached agreement on a three-year contract extension through the 2007 season. But by the end, there were scattered boos as New York was sloppy in the field and failed to cash in on Garland's walks.

    "Over the long haul, we should be able to take advantage of that due to the quality of our offense," Torre said. "We certainly let an opportunity get away."

    Bubba Crosby, in his first at-bat for the Yankees, hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Shingo Takatsu. Japan's career saves leader was making his major league debut.

    Crosby, who entered to play center field in the top of the ninth, briskly ran around the bases. He was 1-for-12 last season for Los Angeles.

    "I wish I could have slowed down a little bit and enjoyed it more, but my heart was pounding and everything. It's just a feeling you really can't describe," Crosby said.

    After strong pitching performances by Kevin Brown and Javier Vazquez, Jose Contreras (0-1) was in position to give the Yankees their third straight win when scoring three or fewer runs -- they hadn't done that since August 1978.

    Instead, Timo Perez hit a leadoff single in the fifth and Olivo walked. After they each stole a base, Willie Harris had a tying sacrifice fly and Jose Valentin walked. Ordonez followed with his second home run of the season for a 4-1 lead.

    Chicago scored five more times in the sixth off Contreras, Felix Heredia and Paul Quantrill.

    Crede homered, Perez walked and Olivo doubled. With the infield playing in, Jeter skidded to his left to stop Harris' grounder up the middle, spun and made a perfect, off-balance throw to the plate.

    Perez jarred the ball loose from catcher John Flaherty and when it rolled away, Olivo dashed home from second.

    After Valentin walked, Ordonez hit a fly toward center field that Bernie Williams lost in the late afternoon sun. The ball dropped for a two-run single, with Valentin hustling home from first.

    "That's what they're all about. We saw that in the scouting reports," Torre said. "They certainly forced us into making mistakes."

    Game notes


    The crowd was the largest second-day attendance in the 29-season history of the remodeled Yankee Stadium. ... Crede was in a 1-for-13 rut when he homered. ... This was the second time this season the Yankees lost when the opposing starter walked seven. Victor Zambrano beat them at Tampa Bay.

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