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Chicago's Humber outduels Burnett

Phil Humber has been on more teams than he has victories.

His most impressive outing came against the ballclub that first recognized he had the talent to do something special.

Humber held the Yankees hitless until Alex Rodriguez grounded a single up the middle with one out in the seventh inning Monday night and the Chicago White Sox made the effort stand up with a 2-0 victory over New York.

"When I was young I had big dreams. I thought I was going to go out there and dominate every time," Humber said. "It hasn't worked out that way to this point."

Humber was making the sixth start of his career for his fifth team and had a career record of 3-3. Orginally drafted by the Yankees in 2001 -- he turned them down to go to Rice -- Humber never expected this kind of success against the All-Star lineup.

"You don't expect to hold an offense like that down especially just giving up one hit but you got to make pitches and not worry about who's up there at the plate," he said.

The White Sox won for only the second time in 12 games. Chicago snapped a 23-inning scoreless drought in the fourth when Carlos Quentin doubled and scored on Adam Dunn's grounder, and added a run in the ninth after a popup fell behind the mound, in front of charging shortstop Derek Jeter.

Sergio Santos got the four outs for his first save and Chicago's second save in eight chances this season. He gave the White Sox a scare, though, allowing a leadoff single to Curtis Granderson. But Mark Teixeira hit into a double play. Rodriguez struck out to end it.

Chicago was coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of Detroit. Guillen said some of the White Sox's problems could be attributed to the quality of pitching they were facing.

Humber (2-2) was up to the challenge against A.J. Burnett, who had his best start of the season, pitching eight innings for the first time since Aug. 15.

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