The Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game sweep of the Yankees.
The White Sox got on the board in the bottom of the third, when a Kevin Youkilis sacrifice fly plated Gordon Beckham. Derek Jeter tied the game with a solo home run in the top of the sixth, but White Sox right fielder Alex Rios responded with a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the sixth. Chicago's pitching was more than strong enough to hold the lead.
Chicago was led by another stellar performance by Chris Sale. The Cy Young candidate gave up just three hits and the aforementioned home run, striking out 13 Yankees over 7.2 innings to move to 15-4 on the season. Brett Myers managed a five-pitch hold and Addison Reed picked up his 23rd save of the season. Yankees starter Phil Hughes took the loss, dropping to 12-11 after giving up two earned runs over seven innings.
With the win, the White Sox maintain their two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Chicago takes tomorrow off before welcoming the Seattle Mariners to U.S. Cellular Field for a three-game series starting Friday night.
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