Cano, Chavez home runs result in White Sox loss

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Cano, Chavez home runs result in White Sox loss

NEW YORK -- The White Sox are headed home after a winning road trip. They also earned a split of a four-game series here at Yankee Stadium against the hottest team in the majors.

But the White Sox will probably feel as if they let a series victory slip away on Sunday afternoon after they lost their second straight game to the New York Yankees, 4-2. Combined with a win by the Cleveland Indians, the White Sox saw their American League Central lead decrease to one and a half games.

Yankees starter Phil Hughes (9-6) gave up a pair of first-inning runs and then settled in to shut down the White Sox. The right-hander retired 22 of the last 26 batters he faced before Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close it out.

Hughes limited the White Sox to two runs and six hits in eight innings and finished with eight strikeouts.

Gavin Floyd (6-8) wasnt quite as sharp.

Fresh off his best two starts of the season, Floyd got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam unscathed in the bottom of the first. But the Yankees got two-run home runs from Eric Chavez and Robinson Cano in each of the next two innings to charge back and take a 4-2 lead.

Floyd didnt allow any more runs even though he yielded eight hits and walked five in 5 13 innings.

The White Sox scored twice in the top of the first inning on RBI singles by Kevin Youkilis and Alex Rios.

Rios just missed a two-run homer in the third inning and settled for a two-out double. But Hughes got A.J. Pierzynski to pop out to end the inning.

The White Sox won the first two games of this four-game series in grand fashion. Dayan Viciedos three-run homer keyed Thursdays 4-3 win and the White Sox had 21 hits in a 14-7 victory on Friday. But the Yankees cruised to wins the last two days as they held the White Sox to two runs.

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Luis Robert will start journey through White Sox organization in Dominican Summer League

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Preview: Knights look to bounce back tonight on CSN

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Charlotte Observer

Preview: Knights look to bounce back tonight on CSN

CSN's coverage of the Charlotte Knights continues tonight as the Knights will host the Buffalo Bisons at 7 p.m. on CSN.

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Yoan Moncada who made his return to the Knights yesterday, hit two home runs in four at-bats in a shining preformance for the Knights. 

It's the fifth of eight games that CSN will televise over the next two months to give fans an opportunity to watch the future of the White Sox.

Check out the rest of the television schedule here.