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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, May 24th (All times Eastern)

New York Yankees (24-23) at Chicago White Sox (25-25), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Vidal Nuno (1-1, 5.82) Chicago - John Danks (3-4, 5.64)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox will try to build off a thrilling finish and win their second consecutive series, as they battle the New York Yankees in the third test of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field Saturday afternoon.

With the Sox trailing by one in the bottom of the ninth, Dayan Viciedo led off the inning with a single before Adam Dunn belted a walk-off home run against Yankees closer David Robertson (0-1) to lift the home team to a dramatic 6-5 victory.

"That's the best feeling in all of sports," Dunn said. "Really, I wasn't looking for anything. It was 0-2. (Robertson's) got two really, really good pitches. You just try to swing at a strike."

Adam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez were also stellar for Chicago, each collecting three hits.

Daniel Webb (4-0) earned the victory after pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to lower his ERA to 2.39. Hector Noesi started the game, allowing four hits, five walks and three runs in six innings.

Hiroki Kuroda failed to make it out of the fifth inning for the Yankees, yielding eight hits, two walks and four runs (two earned). Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief and was in line for the win until Robertson blew his first save of the season.

Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the first inning, his seventh of the year. The Yankees have lost two straight and four of five games, and are winless in the past eight at the White Sox.

Vidal Nuno, who's 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA in nine appearances (six starts), will get the nod for the Yankees on Saturday.

Nuno had one of his best outings of the season in his latest start, yielding two earned runs on six hits while striking out five in six innings in a no- decision against Pittsburgh on May 18.

The southpaw has pitched exceptionally well on the road this season, allowing just one run in 12 1/3 innings of work (0.73 ERA).

The White Sox will counter with John Danks, who's struggled through nine starts this season at 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA.

All four of Danks' losses have come in his last five starts. He was roughed up on May 18 in a setback to Houston, allowing 10 hits, three walks and eight runs (seven earned) in just 4 2/3 innings of work.

"I did a terrible job of keeping the ball in the ballpark," said Danks, who allowed three home runs to the American League's lowest-scoring team.

In six career starts against the Yankees, Danks is 2-3 with a 7.11 ERA.

05/24 10:38:50 ET