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Yankees 7, White Sox 4 (10 innings): Another walk-off, another sweep

Brian McCann homers off Jake Petricka in 10th inning to steal a game Chris Sale should've had in the bag

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Bullet point recap:

*The Yankees swept the White Sox with their second walk-off of the series. Brian McCann ended it with a three-run homer off Jake Petricka in the 10th inning, sneaking a full-count fastball just inside the right-field foul pole.

*But this one is more on Chris Sale, who saw a 3-0 lead slip away in a single inning, similar to the Mike Trout grand slam game in Anaheim. He gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth, turning an easy afternoon into another gut-wrencher.

*Dayan Viciedo unwittingly lit the fuse by dropping Martin Prado's flyball a step onto the warning track in left center. turning the second out into a double. Prado came home on Mark Teixeria's double to the left-field corner. Viciedo failed to corral that one, too, but it didn't result in an extra bases.

Sale's control then started slipping by walking Carlos Beltran. After striking out Chase Headley for what should've been the third out, Sale walked Francisco Cervelli, plunked Zelous Wheeler with the bases loaded to make it 3-2, and allowed a two-run single to Ichiro Suzuki, giving the Yankees the lead.

*Despite the collapse, Sale came out of the start with a lower ERA (2.12 to 2.03), as all four runs were unearned. He didn't lose the game, either, because Avisail Garcia tied it with a solo shot into the short porch in right off Yankee closer David Robertson. Garcia had struck out in his first three plate appearances.

*The Sox scored all their runs on homers. Alexei Ramirez hit the second pitch of the game out to left, and Conor Gillaspie added a two-run shot to right in the sixth.

*The Yankees honored Paul Konerko before the game, as Derek Jeter presented him with a signed base.

Record: 59-71 | Box score | Play-by-play | Highlights