Yankees use late rally to down White Sox
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Eduardo Nunez's two-RBI double capped a five-run bottom of the eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 6-4 come- from-behind victory over the Chicago White Sox.
The Yankees had mustered just one unearned run off Chicago ace Chris Sale while trailing 4-1 after seven innings, but came to life in the eighth to rally for a fourth win in five games. Curtis Granderson came through with a pinch-hit single against Donnie Veal that knotted the score in front of Nunez's deciding shot off Matt Lindstrom, while Alfonso Soriano delivered a two-run single earlier in the frame to give Nate Jones (4-5) the loss.
Nunez and Derek Jeter each collected two hits for New York, which closed within two games of rival Tampa Bay for the AL's second wild card berth pending the Rays' result in Anaheim on Tuesday.
Alejandro De Aza finished 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the loss, Chicago's fifth in a row. Alexei Ramirez added a two-run triple and Gordon Beckham scored twice while going 2-for-3.
Sale gave up just five hits and struck out six over 7 1/3 innings, but was charged with three runs -- two earned -- in a hard-luck no-decision.
09/03 22:23:46 ET