The Chicago White Sox swept the New York Yankees on Wednesday night for the first time in 100 years in back-to-back series of at least three games, with a 6-5 walk-off win on Alejandro De Aza’s two-RBI triple to center field.
Alfonso Soriano gave the Yankees an early 2-0 lead with a 405 feet, two-run home run to left field in the first inning.
Sox starter Hector Santiago (3-7) walked Soriano in his next at-bat in the third, and Alex Rodriguez followed with a single. Vernon Wells dropped a single in between Paul Konerko and Alex Rios in shallow right field to allow Soriano to extend the Yankees lead.
In the fourth inning, Eduardo Nunez hit the second Yankees’ home run off Santiago to put the Yankees up 4-0.
Sox third baseman Gordon Beckham cut the Yankees’ lead to 4-1 with a solo home run off Yankees’ starter CC Sabathia (9-10) in the fifth, inside the left field foul pole.
Konerko hit an RBI double to left-center in the seventh to score De Aza, and Beckham reached on a fielder’s choice to score Rios to trim the Yankees lead to 4-3.
Beckham doubled off Yankees veteran reliever Mariano Rivera and pinch-hitter Adam Dunn recorded an RBI single to send the game to extra innings at 4-4.
The Sox will begin a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins, including a doubleheader on Friday. Sox left-hander John Danks (2-9, 4.52 ERA) and Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson (2-3, 6.69 ERA) are the projected starters for the Friday 1:10 p.m. CT start at U.S. Cellular Field and Charlie Leesman will make his major league debut for the Sox against Twins Liam Hendriks (0-1, 4.66 ERA) in the night cap at 7:10 p.m. CT (CSN, WSCR 670).