Addison Reed knew Yankee Stadium’s reputation for turning easy fly balls into home runs. He also knew Derek Jeter had a knack for coming through in the clutch.
So when Jeter sent a sharp liner to right field, the White Sox closer hoped the ball would stay in the park and that Alex Rios would have space to make the catch.
Rios did, with no room to spare. Rios banged into the wall as he made the catch, just 314 feet from home, to end the White Sox’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Yankees Thursday night.
‘‘When it landed in his glove,’’ Reed said, ‘‘I was a happy man.’’
Dayan Viciedo gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead with a three-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning after a throwing error, and Reed held on for the AL Central-leading White Sox’ sixth win in eight games. The Yankees had won five straight.
Viciedo’s homer was set up by reliever Clay Rapada’s wild toss to second base on a potential double-play ball.
‘‘It’s a tough way to lose a game, but it’s a physical error and it’s going to happen and you've just got to put it behind you,’’ manager Joe Girardi said.
Reed gave up a leadoff single to Dewayne Wise in the New York ninth. Eric Chavez then hit a fly to left and Wise was caught way off first base, but Viciedo’s throw to first was offline for a possible double play. After pinch hitter Andruw Jones struck out looking, Jeter flied out and Reed had his 11th save.
Rockies 11, Nationals 10 — In Denver, Marco Scutaro’s RBI single in the 11th inning gave Colorado the victory after it squandered a seven-run lead to Washington.
Jonathan Herrera doubled with one out off Craig Stammen (3-1). After pinch hitter Jason Giambi walked, Dexter Fowler hit a fly ball to deep center that advanced two runners. Scutaro then completed a seven-pitch at-bat with a single to right-center.
Former Northeastern hurler Adam Ottavino (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings and struck out five, including all three batters in the 11th.
Harper’s tying homer in the ninth off Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt sent the game into extra innings.
Tigers 5, Rays 2 — Max Scherzer (7-5) struck out seven in six innings and Miguel Cabrera had four hits and drove in two runs as visiting Detroit beat sinking Tampa Bay.
Cabrera hit a solo homer in the ninth and had two singles and a double to continue a hot stretch in which he’s hit .342 over the past 46 games. His sixth-inning RBI single off James Shields (7-5) gave Scherzer a 4-1 lead.
The Rays have lost four in a row and seven of nine.
Indians 7, Orioles 2 — Johnny Damon and Asdrubal Cabrera hit three-run homers, Shin-Soo Choo had a solo shot, and Cleveland rolled in Baltimore to end a five-game losing streak.
Recalled from Triple A Columbus before the game, Cleveland rookie Zach McAllister allowed two runs and seven hits over 5⅔ innings to earn his second big league win. McAllister (2-1) struck out six and walked one in his fifth career start.
J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who have lost seven of nine.
Rangers 7, Athletics 6 — Ian Kinsler recorded four hits and three runs, pacing host Texas to its 11th victory in 13 games. Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre, and David Murphy each drove in two runs for the Rangers.
Josh Reddick hit his 18th home run for Oakland and Yoenis Cespedes finished with three hits and two RBIs.
Angels 9, Blue Jays 7 — Los Angeles won for the 14th time in its last 15 road games, getting two-run homers from Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo and a solo shot by Alberto Callaspo in Toronto.
Jose Bautista hit his major league-best 26th homer, a three-run drive in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Jays suffered their third straight defeat.
Pirates 5, Phillies 4 — A.J. Burnett threw 6 ⅔ sharp innings to win his eighth straight start and Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer during Pittsburgh’s five-run first in Philadelphia.
Burnett (9-2) allowed three runs and six hits, striking out seven. The winning streak is his longest, and it’s the first time a Pirates pitcher has won eight in a row since Dock Ellis in 1974.
Diamondbacks 3, Braves 2 — Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth for visiting Arizona. Trevor Bauer, the No. 3 overall pick in 2011, did not receive a decision in his major league debut for the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs in four innings.
Padres 7, Astros 3 — San Diego’s Alexi Amarista launched a grand slam for his first major league homer, capping a six-run rally in the top of the ninth off Houston closer Brett Myers.