NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Edwin Nunez capped an eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double Tuesday and the New York Yankees came back to shock the Chicago White Sox 6-4.
Trailing 4-1 in the eighth, the Yankees exploded for five runs to grab control of the game.
Derek Jeter singled with one out and Robinson Cano followed with a double to chase White Sox starter Chris Sale.
After Nate Jones (4-5) took the mound, Alfonso Soriano greeted him with a two-run single up the middle.
Alex Rodriguez followed with another single and Chicago's Donnie Veal took the mound, only to surrender a score-tying single to pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson.
Mark Reynolds fanned for a second out, but reliever Matt Lindstrom then gave up a two-run double to Nunez for the decisive blow.
Boone Logan (5-2) was credited with the decision and Mariano Rivera got his 40th save for New York, which clinched its three-game series.
The Yanks came into the contest trailing Tampa Bay by 2 1/2 games in the American League wild card chase.
Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and Alexei Ramirez drove in a pair of runs for Chicago.