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Erik Johnson's major league debut came at Yankee Stadium against a $230 million team in the middle of a pennant race. No wonder he was nervous. ''Tough draw for your first one,'' veteran teammate Paul Konerko said. ''He held his own.'' Struggling ace CC Sabathia pitched into the eighth inning before Mariano Rivera earned his first four-out save in more than two years, helping the New York Yankees hold off the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. After winning 10 of 12, the last-place White Sox have lost six straight to start a 10-game trip against AL East contenders. Robinson Cano homered for the Yankees, looking to chase down a playoff berth with their late-season charge. Brett Gardner hit a two-run triple and Lyle Overbay an RBI double in a four-run fourth against Johnson (0-1), called up from the minors on Tuesday. ''I think it'll get easier after this one,'' Konerko said. ''I'm sure he threw some pitches tonight that might have been safe where h...
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