The Chicago White Sox rode a three-run homer from Dayan Viciedo in the top of the ninth inning to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night. The White Sox were trailing for most of the game, but Viciedo proved to be the game's hero by crushing a homer to stun the Bronx crowd.
Down 3-1 entering the top of the ninth inning, Alex Rios led off with a single to put the wheels in motion. The Yankees then brought in Clay Rapada to replace Cody Eppley, a move that would prove to be poor when Rapada made a throwing error that prevented a fielder's choice from the next batter, A.J. Pierzynski.
Those two plays set up Viciedo's at-bat with two runners on and zero outs, a situation that caused Yankees manager Joe Girardi to bring in set-up man David Robertson. Viciedo promptly crushed a ball to left field for a three-run homer, giving the White Sox a one-run lead that would be held when Addison Reed closed out the game.
Viciedo was the big star of the night, but Alejandro De Aza also had a huge game with four hits, including his fifth home run of the season. Dylan Axelrod pitched seven inning for the White Sox, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out four.
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