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|Lillibridge Saves White Sox in Win Over Yanks
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Late substitute Brent Lillibridge made two spectacular catches in a row to save the White Sox in the ninth inning, and Gavin Floyd pitched Chicago to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night over the suddenly slumping New York Yankees.
Lillibridge entered as a pinch-runner in the eighth and scored on Paul Konerko's go-ahead homer off struggling setup man Rafael Soriano (1-1).
Lillibridge stayed in the game in right field and, with two runners on in the ninth,
raced back to the wall to make a terrific catch of Alex Rodriguez's opposite-field drive, robbing the slugger of a game-tying hit that probably would have left runners at second and third with one out.
Robinson Cano then hit a line drive to right and Lillibridge charged in, making an all-out dive to snag the ball for the final out.
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