Chris Sale was cruising along toward his latest gem against theNew York Yankees. The only thing he failed to do was finish themoff.Eduardo Nunez’s two-run double capped a five-run eighth inningthat rallied the Yankees past Sale and the Chicago White Sox 6-4 onTuesday night for a crucial victory as they chase an AL playoffberth.Derek Jeter got the Yankees started on their vintage comeback,and pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson tied the score with an RBIsingle. New York, which began the day 2 1/2 games out of awild-card spot, has won 12 of 14 home games and 16 of 23overall.”It was just one of those where you’ve got to kind of tip yourhat to the Yankees. We didn’t walk guys or make errors,” Chicagofirst baseman Paul Konerko said. ”They hit their way back intothat game and won it. It’s that simple.”Alexei Ramirez had a two-run triple and Alejandro De Aza homeredto build a three-run lead for Sale, but the last-place White Soxcouldn’t hold it. They dropped their fifth straight to start a10-game trip against AL East contenders.Sale had a 4-1 cushion when Jeter singled with one out in theeighth. Robinson Cano drove a 1-2 pitch off the left-field fencefor a double – only the… Read full this story
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