Pinch-hitter Neil Walker homered in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off win, one inning after Aaron Hicks tied the game with a two-run homer, as the New York Yankees overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 at sweltering Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.
Walker gave New York its seventh walk-off win when he ripped a first-pitch fastball from right-hander Dylan Covey (4-12) into the right-center field seats.
He flipped his helmet as he approached the plate and was greeted with a wild celebration and then hugged by teammates. It was his second career walk-off homer, the first coming in March 2014 against the Cubs, when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was also Walker?s fifth career walk-off hit and his second with the Yankees.
Giancarlo Stanton snapped an 0-for-14 skid when opened the eighth with a single off right-hander Juan Minaya. Hicks then hit a full-count fastball on the inner half of the plate into the right-field seats for his 22nd homer of the season.
With the Yankees down 4-0, Miguel Andujar began the comeback in the sixth with a two-run homer into the left-field bleachers off James Shields.
The White Sox broke out to the lead on right-handers Lance Lynn and Jonathan Holder.
With the game tied after four innings, Nicky Delmonico, who hit the tiebreaking sacrifice fly Monday in the sixth off Masahiro Tanaka, scored from first in the fifth on a double to left by Avisail Garcia.
Garcia?s double made it down the line ini left after Andujar was unable to make a diving stop. The ball caromed off the bottom of the fence, and Delmonico scored when Brett Gardner briefly bobbled the ball.