Yanks Nip White Sox, 2-1, on Consecutive Doubles | NBC New York

Yanks Nip White Sox, 2-1, on Consecutive Doubles

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    Yankees centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury slides into second with a stolen base as White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez fields a late throw during the sixth inning.

    Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez hit consecutive run-scoring doubles off John Danks in the sixth inning, Adam Warren combined with his bullpen on a three-hitter and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Saturday to close in on their first postseason berth since 2012.

    Jose Abreu singled in a run in the first, his 97th RBI but Warren (7-7), making his third start since rejoining New York's rotation, didn't allow a hit after the first inning and won for the first time since July 25.

    New York (85-69) stayed four games behind AL East-leading Toronto (89-65) with eight games remaining and maintained a four-game lead over Houston for the top AL wild card.

    With the Yankees likely headed to a one-game wild-card playoff, manager Joe Girardi said he hopes his players will celebrate when they clinch.

    "It's an accomplishment," he said. 


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