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No Place Like Comerica

April 13, at Detroit

KW's Daily Special:
Giant Porterhouse Steak
A good, productive day at work deserves a hefty, hearty meal like this, though truthfully, it would be better if Gavin had properly removed the gristle. 

Short Take:  Homers by Dye, Konerko and two by Quentin pace 10-run outburst, as offense makes a winner out of erratic Gavin Floyd.

Since the Tigers officially christened Comerica Park in 2000, there have been few places friendlier to the Sox than Detroit's new digs.  In fact, the only park the Sox have won more games at since Comerica's inaugural season is (obviously) U.S. Cellular Field, and the Sox's 49 wins at Comerica make them the park's second winningest team, behind the Tigers (obviously).  Though Gavin Floyd was unspectacular, a pair of historic home runs from Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko highlighted the first double-digit offensive effort of the season as the Sox beat Detroit (again), 10-6.

The highlight you'll see tonight on SportsCenter will be Dye and Konerko, going back-to-back in the 2nd inning off Tiger starter Zach Miner.  While back-to-back home runs are significant enough, both Dye and Konerko were sitting at 299 career home runs entering Monday's affair, making them the first pair of teammates to ever hit their 300th career home run in the same game, let alone in simultaneous at bats.  But what will get lost in the shuffle was how complete the Sox offense was again.  Yes, they hit 4 home runs; Carlos Quentin also hit 2 on the day, but they also scored runs on doubles down the line and singles up the middle.  On top of his home run, Konerko went 4-5 on the day, falling a triple short of the cycle and collecting a pair of runs scored and four RBI, he was robbed of a perfect 5-5 day only by a nice defensive play by Tigers LF Josh Anderson.  Every White Sox starter had a hit, and Brian Anderson, who replaced Dewayne Wise after he separated his shoulder making a fantastic play in center field had no official at bat, but walked twice and stole two bases.

As good as the Sox offense was, though, Gavin Floyd was almost as bad.  Less than a week removed from being saddled with a loss to Kansas City when the White Sox failed to score a run in his support, Floyd was handed 10 runs and he needed more than half of them.  He labored through 5 wild innings, walking 7, allowing 5 more hits, and 6 runs.  He walked the bases loaded twice, in the 2nd and 5th but wiggled out of both those jams only allowing 3 combined ER.  His one big mistake was a 3-2 hanger over the plate to Ramon Santiago that was hit over the right field wall for a 3-run homer.

After Gavin departed, it was more of the same nervous tension for the Sox bullpen, but the trio of D.J. Carrasco, Matt Thornton, and Scott Linebrink managed to struggle through 4 shut-out innings to preserve the Sox's 4th win of the season.  On a sour note, as mentioned, Dewayne Wise separated his shoulder making a fantastic catch in the 5th inning, robbing Ramon Santiago of extra bases, at least 1, if not 2, RBIs, and preserving a Sox lead.  Yes, Dewayne had been a lightning rod of criticism, but in the 4 games he had been at the bottom of the lineup, he had been hitting .385 with pretty solid defense.

The White Sox and Tigers will continue their 3-game series tomorrow afternoon at Comerica.  First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 PM Central time.  John Danks is scheduled to make the start against Detroit's wunderkind Ricky Porcello.  The game will be televised on Comcast Sports Net.

Critic's Corner:
 Pitching can't be there everyday, but the offense deserves 5 stars for their performance today.  Congrats to JD and Paulie on your milestones.

submitted by doublem23.

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