All-Star left-hander Chris Sale’s ERA might be a nifty 2.83 but he does have pride. His 6-11 record including 1-9 in his previous 10 starts was wearing him out.

Sale reversed his unfortunate trend Tuesday night leading the White Sox to a 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees. He won at home for the first time since beating the Los Angeles Angels on May 12. Sale improved to 7-11 which are lucky numbers for some.

Don’t get started with Sale about luck.

“He’s got a lot of emotions going on just because of the way it’s been going for him” manager Robin Ventura said. “As far as you can remember he hasn’t gotten a whole lot of run support. It becomes harder for him [because] he feels like he has to do everything. I think tonight was a good night. We scored some runs. He did his part and the offense did enough.”

Slow-footed Paul Konerko ran as hard as he could and beat out a double play that earned a run Conor Gillaspie singled in a run with two outs and Gordon Beckham and Alejandro De Aza sandwiched doubles around two strikeouts for the Sox’ three runs. That was enough for their second consecutive victory against the Yankees after they had lost 10 in a row.

“That goes to show why he’s the King” Sale said of Konerko who beat Robinson Cano’s relay throw in the sixth inning allowing Alexei Ramirez to score from third. “That might be the fastest I’ve ever seen him run — no offense to him. But he’s a grinder. He may not have the best wheels in the game but he gave it everything he had right there and it was the difference in the game.”

De Aza’s two-out double in the eighth turned out to be the difference after the Yankees scored a run against closer Addison Reed (27th save) in the ninth.

Sale was amped up touching 96 and 97 mph on the scoreboard radar gun early on but he missed the strike zone by wide margins at times. He walked four tying a season high and struck out six while giving up five hits and one run.

The presence of the Yankees with Alex Rodriguez in the lineup had the always excitable Sale revved up a little more than usual.

“I take the same approach against everybody but obviously when I see those guys coming to town I don’t know if I did more but in the back of your mind you know it’s the greatest franchise in all of sports” Sale said. “You have to bring you’re ‘A game’ for sure.”