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Floyd Continues to Shine

May 11 vs. Kansas City Royals

Today's Sox Crew:
This game had the layout of a perfectly designed home, complete with a victory.

Short Take:   Gavin Floyd continued his stellar pitching and the Sox offense came through in the clutch in a nearly flawless ballgame.

It truly seemed like forever since the White Sox had won a home game; in truth, it had only been 11 days. The Sox welcomed their fans back to U.S. Cellular Field by treating them to a well-executed, fundamentally-sound game, resulting in a 5-0 shutout of the Kansas City Royals.

The Sox got all of the offense they'd need on the night in the bottom of the first when Adam Dunn parked one into the seats in right field off Royals' starter Felipe Paulino (1-1) that has yet to land. That home run was his 11th on the season, putting him at his 2011 season total in the second week of May. However, not knowing if it'd be enough, the Sox added more.

The big inning was the home half of the sixth when the Sox scored two runs with two out. After an RBI single by Gordon Beckham in the second to put the Sox up 2-0, it was Alex Rios whose turn it was to come through in the clutch. The hot-hitting Beckham led off the inning with a double and Adam Dunn followed with a walk. After Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski couldn't deliver, it was up to Rios; and deliver he did with a two-RBI triple, giving the Sox a 4-0 lead. They added another tally in the seventh when Alejandro De Aza singled, scoring Eduardo Escobar, making the score 5-0, which would be the final.

With the way Gavin Floyd (3-3) was pitching, that five-run lead felt pretty comfortable. Floyd held the Royals to just five hits in his 7 2/3 innings of work, walked two and struck out five. The only jam Floyd found himself in occurred in the eighth when he loaded the bases with one out, but after retiring Billy Butler on strikes, it was Matt Thornton to the rescue, who got Eric Hosmer on strikes to end the threat.

The Sox now find themselves almost back at the break-even mark at 16-17. They'll look to reach that elusive mark Saturday evening at U.S. Cellular Field against these same Royals. After much controversy, and being jerked in and out of the rotation over the last week or so, Chris Sale (3-1, 2.73 ERA) will again find himself on the mound to start a game and he'll oppose Luke Hochevar (2-3, 9.00 ERA) for the Royals. The first pitch will be thrown at 6:10p CDT and the game will be broadcast on WGN.

KW Appreciates The Game:
 All of the fans who wanted me to trade Gavin Floyd in the off-season can kiss my ***.

submitted by ChiSoxGirl.

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