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Floyd Dazzles against Detroit

April 12 vs. Detroit Tigers

"These ain't your daddy's White Sox... We're going to keep going after a championship as aggressively as we can."

KW's Hole Cards:
Big Slick
Gavin Floyd was masterful on the hill and the Sox's bats came alive late, providing the victory.

Short Take:   Sox fans finally got from Floyd what KW told us he knew Floyd had in him, as Gavin nearly no-hit the Tigers, pitching 7 1/3 innings of hitless ball.

The conditions at U.S. Cellular Field resembled anything but baseball weather, with a fine mist falling throughout the afternoon and a game-time temperature in the high 30s, but that didn't seem to bother Gavin Floyd one bit, as he pitched the best game of his young White Sox and Major League career. He held the Tigers hitless until Edgar Renteria broke it up in the top of the 8th inning. Regardless of that, the Sox exploded offensively late in the ballgame, providing more than enough insurance for the 7-0 shutout victory.

Gavin Floyd was a little wild in this game, walking four, but he settled down and regained control of his pitches when it mattered most, never allowing any of those runners to cross the plate. For the majority of the ballgame, Floyd pitched with the slimmest of leads, thanks to a solo shot by Orlando Cabrera in the third, his first homerun in a Sox uniform.

As per usual, the Sox took advantage of Justin Verlander, but waited a little longer than usual to do so. After Floyd's No-No had been broken up, his teammates wanted to do eveything they could to get him the victory, so the bats and patience at the plate went to work. With one out, Nick Swisher walked and Cabrera was then drilled in the head with a Verlander pitch, putting runners on first and second. Jim Thome followed with a single to right, loading the bases for Paul Konerko. Verlander continued his control problems, also pegging Konerko, and giving him the most painful of RBIs. Jermaine Dye popped out to second, but A.J. Pierzynski came through in the clutch once again with a single, plating Cabrera and Thome, putting the Sox up 4-0. Francis Beltran relieved Verlander, but he wasn't much better. He surrendered a base hit to The Carlos Quentin, driving in Konerko and moving A.J. over to second. Beltran then walked Joe Crede, re-loading the bases. Free-swinging Juan Uribe came through in the clutch, driving in both Pierzynski and Quentin, and producing the final score, 7-0.

The Sox look to take the rubber game of the series tomorrow afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, as Javier Vazquez will gamble against Detroit's Kenny Rogers. The first pitch is slated for 1:05 CDT and the game will be broadcast on WGN.

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 The Sox came up aces behind Gavin Floyd and a clutch offense.


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