For a team with a modest .500 record, the White Sox provided plenty of drama and fireworks in Friday night's 6-5 victory over the Yankees.

Adam Dunn blasted an 0-2 fastball from reliever David Robertson 431 feet over the right-center field fence with a man on base as the Sox prevailed at U.S. Cellular Field.

Dayan Viciedo led off the ninth with a base hit on an 0-2 pitch before Moises Sierra went in to pinch-run for him. Daniel Webb (4-0) was credited with the victory and Robertson (1-3) took the loss.

"Good hitters just make you pay every time on a pitch like that," Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Late in the game these guys feel like they can pull something off. Dunner is a big guy, a strong guy and he has hit homers in his career. It's no secret.

"But to hit it off Robertson, who is very tough on lefties, just shows you where he's at and what he has meant for us so far this year. Coming through the way he has.

"He's pretty selective, has a good eye, walks. But when he hits it, he can hit it anywhere."

"He's making some solid contact consistently."

The victory boosted the Sox to the .500 mark at 25-25. The Yankees are 24-23.

Hector Noesi started for the Sox and allowed three runs on four hits over six inning. He threw 111 pitches while walking five and fanning three.

"It was a long night (3 hours, 52 minutes) in terms of (pitch) counts and walks," Ventura said.

The teams combined for 21 hits and 11 walks with hitters seeing a total of 345 pitches.

The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Brian McCann's three-run homer. The Sox scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first to make it 3-1 and another in the fourth pulled the Sox within 3-2.

Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer gave the Sox a 4-3 lead in the fifth. It was his seventh of the season, one more than he hit all of last season.

The Yankees regained the lead 5-4 after a bases-loaded wild pitch from reliever Jake Petricka and Jacoby Ellsbury's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

Sale right along: The dominant performance (10 strikeouts, one hit through six innings) from Chris Sale in his return performance Thursday night from the disabled list had everyone still marveling Friday.