CHICAGO -- Lost a bit in the Big Top A-Rod events of recent weeks has been a Yankees' season in full crash-and-burn mode. And a crushing loss Wednesday night to the last-place White Sox very well might have ended, though not officially, the club's slim playoff hopes. Alejandro De Aza handed the Yankees a brutal defeat when he ripped a two-run triple off Adam Warren in the 12th inning, giving Chicago a 6-5 win and a three-game sweep. The White Sox had lost 10 in a row before the Yankees came to town. It appeared as if Robinson Cano had made sure the embarrassing sweep wouldn't occur.