CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Dewayne Wise singled home Scott Podsednik from second with two out in the ninth Thursday, lifting the Chicago White Sox past the New York Yankees 3-2.
The Yankees lost for only the third time in 14 contests since the All-Star break and saw their lead over Boston in the American League East reduced to three games.
Chicago starter Gavin Floyd allowed a run on four hits over 7 2/3 innings. Matt Thornton was then called on to protect a 2-1 lead, but he gave up a two-out homer in the ninth to Nick Swisher.
Hughes (4-3) retired the lead-off man in the bottom of the ninth, but Jim Thome reached on a single, and Podsednik came on as a pinch-runner.
Paul Konerko singled Podsednik to second and, after Coke relieved Hughes, A.J. Pierzynski flew out to center.
Wise followed by hitting a 2-2 pitch to shallow center, bringing home Podsednik.
Thornton (5-2) got the win despite allowing the tying run in the ninth.