NEW YORK - Andy Pettitte and another barrage of home runs at the new Yankee Stadium carried New York to a win that started what figures to be a challenging week.

Pettitte recovered from two wild outings, Johnny Damon hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and the Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3, last night.

Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher, and Derek Jeter also homered for the Yankees, who got all their runs on longballs as Andy Sonnanstine allowed a career-high four. Tampa Bay's Gabe Kapler hit his first home run of the season.

There have been 105 homers in 29 games at the $1.5 billion bandbox, a sharp increase from the 160 last season at the original Yankee Stadium. It was the 10th five-homer game at the new ballpark.

Damon broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth with a drive to right off Sonnanstine (4-6), and Jeter chased him with a leadoff drive in the eighth.

Nine of Damon's 12 home runs this season and six of Jeter's eight have come at home.

The Yankees improved the AL's best record to 34-23.

Tampa Bay 000 300 000 – 3 5 0

New York 120 001 01x – 5 6 1

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

B.Upton cf 4   0   0   0   .216      Jeter ss 4   1   1   1   .306

Crawford lf 4   0   2   0   .326      Damon lf 4   1   1   1   .299

Longoria 3b 3   0   0   0   .316      Teixeira 1b 3   1   1   1   .286

C.Pena 1b 3   0   0   0   .220      A.Rodriguez 3b 3   0   0   0   .248

Zobrist 2b 2   1   1   0   .299      Cano 2b 3   1   1   0   .300

Dillon dh 4   0   0   0   .364      Posada c 3   0   0   0   .297

M.Hernandez c 4   1   1   1   .283      H.Matsui dh 2   0   0   0   .246

Kapler rf 4   1   1   2   .173      Swisher rf 3   1   2   2   .257

Brignac ss 3   0   0   0   .205      Gardner cf 0   0   0   0   .265

a-Joyce ph 1   0   0   0   .200      Me.Cbrera cf-rf 3   0   0   0   .297

Totals 32   3   5   3         Totals 28   5   6   5      

a-flied out for Brignac in the 9th. E: A.Rodriguez (3). LOB: Tampa Bay 7, New York 2. HR: Kapler (1), off Pettitte; Teixeira (18), off Sonnanstine; Swisher (12), off Sonnanstine; Damon (12), off Sonnanstine; Jeter (8), off Sonnanstine. RBIs: M.Hernandez (11), Kapler 2 (7), Jeter (26), Damon (34), Teixeira (51), Swisher 2 (35). RLSP: Tampa Bay 4 (Dillon 3, M.Hernandez). RA: Dillon 2. GIDP: Dillon, A.Rodriguez, Swisher. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (Zobrist, Brignac, C.Pena), (Longoria, Zobrist, C.Pena); New York 1 (Jeter, Teixeira).

Tampa Bay walks (4): B.Upton, Longoria, Zobrist 2.

New York walks (3): Teixeira, A.Rodriguez, H.Matsui.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (10): B.Upton 2, Longoria 3, C.Pena 3, Kapler, Brignac.

New York strikeouts (2): Damon, Teixeira.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sonnanstine (L) 7   6   5   5   2   1   92   7.00

Choate 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   9   2.45

Isringhausen 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.84

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pettitte (W) 6   5   3   2   3   7   104   4.22

Hughes (H) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   5.30

Coke (H) 1   0   0   0   1   1   13   4.24

Ma.Rivera (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   3.20

W: Pettitte, 6-2. L: Sonnanstine, 4-6. S: Rivera, 14. H: Coke, 3. H: Hughes, 1.

Sonnanstine pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IR-S: Isringhausen 1-0. HBP: by Pettitte (C.Pena). WP: Pettitte. Umpires: Home, Tim McClelland; first, Andy Fletcher; second, Adrian Johnson; third, Scott Barry.

T: 2:34. A: 44,706 (52,325).

Tigers 5, White Sox 4

White Sox 6, Tigers 1

CHICAGO - Jose Contreras allowed one hit in eight strong innings in his return to the majors, getting his first win in nearly a year as Chicago beat Detroit to earn a split in their day-night doubleheader.

Alexei Ramirez, Scott Podsednik and Jim Thome homered for the White Sox in the second game after Detroit won the opener as Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth.

Contreras (1-5), officially recalled from triple A between games, allowed a two-out double to Clete Thomas in the first and had two stretches of 11 straight batters retired in earning his first win since June 27, 2008. He walked one and struck out three.

Chicago's three homers came off Detroit's Jeremy Bonderman (0-1), who was making his first major-league appearance since June 1, 2008 and was activated from the disabled list between games. Bonderman had surgery June 30 last year to correct a condition that caused a blood clot in his pitching arm.

He lasted four-innings plus, gave up eight hits, and was charged with six runs.

Thome drove out the 551st of his career, a two-run shot in the third.

In the opener, Inge singled home the go-ahead run shortly after an error on Chicago third baseman Josh Fields.

"I was basically just trying not to strike out," Inge said.

FIRST GAME

Detroit 020 011 001 – 5 10 0

Chicago 100 020 010 – 4 9 3

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Granderson cf 5   0   1   1   .262      Podsednik lf 4   1   2   0   .305

Polanco 2b 4   0   1   0   .252      Al.Ramirez ss 5   1   2   0   .251

Ordonez rf 5   1   2   0   .284      Dye rf 4   1   2   2   .278

Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   0   0   0   .345      Thome dh 3   0   1   0   .243

1-J.Andrsn pr-lf 0   1   0   0   .269      Konerko 1b 2   1   1   2   .297

Thames dh 3   0   1   0   .269      Pierzynski c 3   0   0   0   .298

Inge 3b 4   1   2   2   .282      Getz 2b 4   0   1   0   .248

Raburn lf-1b 4   1   1   0   .250      Fields 3b 4   0   0   0   .237

Everett ss 5   1   2   1   .270      Wise cf 4   0   0   0   .150

Sardinha c 2   0   0   1   .107      Totals 33   4   9   4      

Totals 36   5   10   5      

1-ran for Mi.Cabrera in the 9th. E: Pierzynski (3), Fields (8), Al.Ramirez (5). LOB: Detroit 12, Chicago 8. 2B: Inge (9), Raburn (3). 3B: Getz (2). HR: Dye (15), off Galarraga; Konerko (8), off Zumaya. RBIs: Granderson (35), Inge 2 (39), Everett (21), Sardinha (3), Dye 2 (39), Konerko 2 (36). SB: Polanco (2), Getz (6). S: Sardinha. SF: Sardinha, Konerko. RLSP: Detroit 7 (Mi.Cabrera 2, Inge, Raburn 2, Everett 2); Chicago 5 (Pierzynski, Konerko, Wise 2, Thome). RA: Al.Ramirez. GIDP: Mi.Cabrera, Al.Ramirez, Dye. DP: Detroit 2 (Inge, Polanco, Mi.Cabrera), (Inge, Polanco, Raburn); Chicago 1 (Getz, Al.Ramirez, Konerko).

Detroit walks (5): Mi.Cabrera, Thames 2, Inge, Raburn. Chicago walks (5): Podsednik, Dye, Thome, Konerko, Pierzynski. Detroit strikeouts (9): Granderson 2, Ordonez, Mi.Cabrera, Thames, Inge, Raburn, Everett, Sardinha. Chicago strikeouts (5): Thome, Konerko, Fields 2, Wise.

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Galarraga 62/3   7   3   3   4   3   118   5.19

Seay 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   6   4.96

Zumaya (W) (BS) 1   1   1   1   1   1   18   3.20

Rodney (S) 1   1   0   0   0   0   8   3.60

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Richard 42/3   5   3   3   5   4   100   4.14

Carrasco 31/3   3   1   1   0   5   42   2.18

Linebrink (L) 1   2   1   0   0   0   17   1.74

W: Zumaya, 3-0. L: Linebrink, 2-3. S: Rodney, 11. H: Seay, 11. BS: Zumaya, 2.

IR-S: Seay 1-0, Carrasco 3-0. WP: Seay, Richard. Balk: Richard. Catchers' interference: Pierzynski. Umpires: Home, Bill Miller; first, Jim Joyce; second, Brian Runge; third, Derryl Cousins.

T: 3:01. A: 24,408 (40,615).

SECOND GAME

Detroit 000 000 001 – 1 2 0

Chicago 112 020 00x – 6 10 0

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

J.Anderson lf 3   0   0   0   .261      Podsednik lf 4   1   1   1   .304

a-Thames ph 1   1   1   1   .296      Al.Ramirez ss 4   2   3   1   .261

Polanco 2b 4   0   0   0   .248      Dye rf 4   2   3   0   .288

Thomas rf 4   0   1   0   .248      Wise rf 0   0   0   0   .150

Mi.Cabrera dh 3   0   0   0   .340      Thome dh 3   1   2   3   .252

Granderson cf 3   0   0   0   .259      Konerko 1b 4   0   1   1   .296

Inge 3b 2   0   0   0   .279      Beckham 3b 3   0   0   0   .000

Raburn 1b 3   0   0   0   .237      Getz 2b 4   0   0   0   .242

Laird c 3   0   0   0   .229      Bri.Anderson cf 4   0   0   0   .234

Santiago ss 3   0   0   0   .286      R.Castro c 2   0   0   0   .230

Totals 29   1   2   1         Totals 32   6   10   6      

a-homered for J.Anderson in the 9th. LOB: Detroit 2, Chicago 5. 2B: Thomas (6), Dye (6). HR: Thames (1), off Thornton; Al.Ramirez (5), off Bonderman; Podsednik (1), off Bonderman; Thome (10), off Bonderman. RBIs: Thames (3), Podsednik (10), Al.Ramirez (27), Thome 3 (35), Konerko (37). RLSP: Detroit 1 (Mi.Cabrera); Chicago 2 (Getz 2). RA: Konerko. GIDP: Podsednik. DP: Detroit 1 (Polanco, Santiago, Raburn).

Detroit walks (1): Inge. Chicago walks (3): Thome, Beckham, R.Castro. Detroit strikeouts (3): Thomas, Inge, Santiago. Chicago strikeouts (4): Podsednik, Dye, Thome, R.Castro.

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bonderman (L) 4   8   6   6   3   1   85   13.50

Miner 2   1   0   0   0   1   21   5.00

N.Robertson 1   1   0   0   0   2   24   4.86

Lyon 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   5.47

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Contreras (W) 8   1   0   0   1   3   115   6.45

Thornton 1   1   1   1   0   0   13   1.93

W: Contreras, 1-5. L: Bonderman, 0-1.

Bonderman pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. IR-S: Miner 2-1. Umpires: Home, D.J. Reyburn; first, Brian Runge; second, Derryl Cousins; third, Jim Joyce.

T: 2:18. A: 30,809 (40,615).

Blue Jays 6, Rangers 3

ARLINGTON, Texas - Adam Lind homered twice and drove in four runs, and Toronto snapped a nine-game road losing streak, beating Texas.

Lind, who is 18 for 40 his last 10 games, hit two-run shots in the second and fourth innings off Rangers starter Scott Feldman. It was Lind's first multi-homer game of his career.

Casey Janssen (2-2) gave up three runs, six hits, and struck out six in 51/3 innings.

The righthander made his fourth start of the season after missing 2008 with a torn labrum.

Scott Downs got the final out in the eighth and pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his eighth save in nine chances.

Feldman (5-1) lost for the first time in nine starts this season. Feldman, who had won his three previous outings, allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.

The first-place Rangers, who announced before the game that outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery today to repair a partial tear in an abdominal muscle and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, lost for only the fourth time in their last 16 home games.

Scott Rolen and Marco Scutaro each had three hits for the Blue Jays, who had not won on the road since beating Oakland on May 10.

Janssen took a four-hit shutout into the sixth before Texas loaded the bases with no outs.

Marlon Byrd had an infield single and Nelson Cruz scored on a wild pitch to bring the Rangers within 4-2.

Toronto 020 200 002 – 6 12 1

Texas 000 003 000 – 3 9 1

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Scutaro ss 5   0   3   1   .304      Kinsler 2b 4   0   1   0   .274

A.Hill 2b 4   0   1   1   .310      M.Young 3b 5   0   0   0   .329

Rios rf 4   0   1   0   .266      Blalock dh 4   1   1   0   .253

V.Wells cf 3   2   0   0   .251      N.Cruz rf 4   1   1   0   .291

Lind lf 4   2   2   4   .313      Dav.Murphy lf 4   1   2   0   .259

Inglett lf 0   0   0   0   .125      Byrd cf 4   0   2   1   .299

Rolen 3b 4   1   3   0   .304      C.Davis 1b 3   0   0   0   .199

Overbay 1b 3   1   1   0   .303      a-AJones ph-1b 1   0   0   0   .269

Millar dh 4   0   1   0   .252      Salt'macchia c 3   0   1   1   .245

1-McDnld pr-dh 0   0   0   0   .227      Andrus ss 3   0   1   0   .276

Barajas c 4   0   0   0   .275      Totals 35   3   9   2      

Totals 35   6   12   6      

a-grounded into a fielder's choice for C.Davis in the 8th.1-ran for Millar in the 9th. E: A.Hill (6), Feldman (3). LOB: Toronto 7, Texas 9. 2B: Rios (16), Rolen (17), Dav.Murphy 2 (8). HR: Lind 2 (11), off Feldman 2. RBIs: Scutaro (27), A.Hill (41), Lind 4 (43), Byrd (26), Saltalamacchia (24). SB: V.Wells (10). CS: Scutaro (4), Rolen (1), Byrd (1). SF: A.Hill. RLSP: Toronto 4 (Overbay, Lind, V.Wells 2); Texas 5 (C.Davis, Byrd, M.Young, Andrus, Blalock). RA: Lind. GIDP: Overbay, Millar, N.Cruz. DP: Toronto 1 (Rolen, A.Hill, Overbay); Texas 2 (Kinsler, Andrus, C.Davis), (C.Davis, Andrus, C.Davis).

Toronto walks (4): Rios, V.Wells 2, Overbay.

Texas walks (3): Kinsler, Blalock, Saltalamacchia.

Toronto strikeouts (4): Scutaro 2, V.Wells, Barajas.

Texas strikeouts (7): M.Young, N.Cruz, Byrd, C.Davis 3,

Saltalamacchia.

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Janssen (W) 51/3   6   3   2   2   6   93   5.24

Frasor (H) 12/3   1   0   0   0   0   13   2.11

League (H) 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   11   3.91

Downs (S) 11/3   1   0   0   1   0   25   2.13

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Feldman (L) 6   7   4   4   2   2   94   4.01

Jennings 2   4   2   2   1   2   43   3.54

O'Day 1   1   0   0   1   0   18   0.95

W: Janssen, 2-2. L: Feldman, 5-1. S: Downs, 8. H: Frasor, 3. H: League, 4.

Jennings pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IR-S: Frasor 2-1, Downs 1-0, O'Day 3-2. HBP: by Janssen (Andrus). WP: Janssen. Umpires: Home, Paul Emmel; first, Gary Darling; second, Bill Hohn; third, Bruce Dreckman.

T: 3:04. A: 17,856 (49,170).