New York Yankees defeat Chicago White Sox, 2-1

CHICAGO – Ivan Nova gave the Yankees' ailing rotation another lift on Sunday, putting forth his second strong showing in as many starts to help the Bombers to a crucial series win.

Nova allowed one run in 5-2/3 innings, leading the Yankees to a 2-1 win over the White Sox. Nova allowed five hits and walked one, striking out seven as he picked up his first big-league victory.

Marcus Thames homered for the fifth time in his last four starts, while Brett Gardner provided...