Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Dunn crushed a two-run homer off David
Robertson in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Chicago White Sox past
the New York Yankees, 6-5, in dramatic fashion.
After giving up a leadoff single to Dayan Viciedo, Robertson (0-1) grooved a
cutter into Dunn's wheelhouse and the slugger sent a no-doubter into the
right-field seats as the closer walked off the mound in disgust.
"That's the best feeling in probably all of sports," Dunn said of his walk-off
homer. "Especially after a night like tonight, long game. I know everyone is
tired on both sides."
It was the eighth straight time the Yankees lost at U.S. Cellular Field.
Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, while Adam Eaton had three
hits and scored once for the White Sox, who have won four of their last five.
Daniel Webb (4-0) recorded the final out of the eighth before spinning a
scoreless ninth to pick up the win.
The Yankees, meanwhile, are in a 1-4 slump despite Brian McCann staking them
to an early lead with a three-run homer in the first inning.
Two errors helped Chicago cut into the deficit.
Dayan Viciedo appeared to ground out to end the home first, but Kelly Johnson
missed Yangervis Solarte's low throw from third base, allowing a hustling
Eaton to score without a throw.
Eaton forced another errant throw in the fourth when Brian Roberts fielded his
slow roller and skipped one past Johnson to bring in Alejandro De Aza.
Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda walked Dunn with two away in the fifth, then
served up Ramirez's go-ahead blast into the first row of seats in left.
Kuroda was pulled later in the inning having allowed four runs -- two earned
-- on eight hits and two walks.
Scott Downs took over for Chicago starter Hector Noesi in the seventh and
promptly gave up base hits to Roberts and Alfonso Soriano. A sacrifice bunt
and walk loaded the bases, and Roberts scored the tying run on Jake Petricka's
wild pitch. Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a go-ahead sac fly to center.
"We did a really good job in the seventh of getting the lead," Yankees manager
Joe Girardi remarked.
The Yankees were 10-1 when leading after the first inning ... Noesi, who
remains winless on the season, was charged with three runs on four hits and
five walks over six frames ... New York's Derek Jeter played in his 2,583rd
career games at shortstop, tying Luis Aparicio for second place on baseball's
all-time list. Omar Vizquel is first with 2,709 ... The White Sox have not
lost to the Yankees at home since falling to them on Aug. 4, 2011.