Sox make it fun by sweeping Yankees again

August, 8, 2013
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Levine By Bruce Levine
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CHICAGO -- Two late-innings rallies were as surprising to the Chicago White Sox as they were to Marino Rivera and the New York Yankees.

Adam Dunn's two-out, two-strike single in the ninth inning tied the score at 4-4 as Gordon Beckham scored the tying run in what turned out to be a 6-5 win for the White Sox.

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesAdam Dunn's ninth-inning single off Mariano Rivera set up the White Sox with an eventual victory in the 12th.
"I won't say tonight's game was the biggest win of the year, but I will say for sure it was the most fun," said Dunn, who came off of the bench as a pinch hitter. "The way we did it, coming back from 4-0 was amazing fun."

The walk-off two-run triple by Alejandro De Aza was the icing on the cake in the 12-inning White Sox shocker.

"My game plan against Rivera was to look for something to drive early," Dunn said. "His ball moves so much that he doesn't have to strike you out. He has been great for all these years making guys miss hitting it on the barrel. Hey, the guy came back and threw a second inning, keeping them in the game."

The White Sox swept the series here in Chicago as well as the series in New York. It is the first time in 100 years the Yankees have lost every game of back-to-back series of at least three games to the Sox.

"This has been a very fun series and more how we expect to play," Dunn said. "We won by playing good baseball, especially around all the hoopla. I don't know if that helped us or not, but we went out and played good, clean baseball games."

De Aza was the man in the 12th with the winning hit.

"I was just trying to hit the ball hard," DeAza said. "I just wanted to swing hard to make sure something happened if I hit it."

In the three-game series, the Yankees were just 3-for-33 with men in scoring position and left 30 men on base.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208