Mike Mussina pitched a solid six-plus innings and Alex Rodriguez hit a late grand slam to put the game out of reach as the New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-3 for NY manager Joe Torre's 2000th career victory. Torre has also managed the Braves, Mets and Cardinals in his career, but has enjoyed his most success wiht the Yankees, whom he has managed since 1996. He is the tenth manager to reach the milestone, and is only nine victories from moving up to ninth place on the all time victory chart, ahead of legendary manager Leo Durocher. The Yankees are now 27-31, but have won six of their last eight. They trail the evil Red Sox by a whopping 10 1/2 games.