Floyd, Sox Turn Trick on A's with 6-1 Win

JJ SSenior Writer IJuly 5, 2008

After two games in which the White Sox offense looked flat, the Sox hit three home runs to back starter Gavin Floyd in a 6-1 victory that halted a two-game losing streak and gave the first-place Sox their 50th win of the season.

Floyd became the first White Sox starter to reach the ten-win plateau by throwing 7.1 innings, allowing no runs on three hits, three walks, and six strikeouts.

The weapon of choice for Floyd on Saturday was a snapping breaking ball that baffled A's hitters all night. All six of Floyd's strikeouts came on curveballs, which tells you just how good that pitch was today for Floyd.

Floyd struck out the first four batters of the game and did not allow a hit until Ryan Sweeney singled to lead off the fourth inning. On the next play, Jermaine Dye gave Floyd a big boost with a spectacular running catch in foul territory that took the Sox outfielder into the seats down the right field line. However, because Dye's body was completely out of the field of play, Sweeney was allowed to advance to second base with one out.

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