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ChiSox sweep Yanks, Rays only 3 games back

9:59 PM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chris Sale went 7 2/3 dominant innings, Alex Rios homered, and the Chicago White Sox wrapped up a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

That puts the Rays just 3 games behind the first-place Yankees.

Sale (15-4) allowed three hits -- including a homer by Derek Jeter -- struck out 13 and issued just one walk. The 23-year-old lefty improved to 7-0 over his last eight home starts.

Jeter homered in every game of the series and tied Wednesday's contest with a blast to left-center in the sixth, but Rios responded with a go-ahead shot in the bottom half.

Addison Reed worked around a one-out single in the ninth to record his 23rd save of the season.

Kevin Youkilis, who hit a grand slam on Tuesday, had a sacrifice fly in the third inning, as the White Sox wrapped up their first three-game sweep of the Yankees at home since 1991.

Phil Hughes (12-11) gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings in the loss. He walked two and struck out five.

Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira both doubled for New York, which holds a three-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays atop the AL East.

 

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