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White Sox-Twins: Gavin Floyd Carries the Sox to a Decisive Victory in Minnesota

Josh WarrenCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2008

When the White Sox have truly needed a victory this season, their young starters, Gavin Floyd and John Danks, have stepped up to the plate and delivered.

Gavin kept that trend going as the White Sox found themselves in a dangerous pinch, only a half a game ahead in the AL Central, by pitching a fantastic game for his 11th victory on the season.

The White Sox offense did what it was capable of, racking up fifteen hits against Livan Hernandez, while Floyd gave up only five hits on the night.

Floyd pitched in his typical teaser style, taking a no-hitter past the third inning, and still turning out a strong outing thereafter. He worked for 7.2 innings, giving up just one run.

Livan was roughed up in just 4.0 innings of work, failing to get his serving of revenge against the Sox as his fellow Twins starters had done in the two previous nights. He gave up nine hits and five runs, all earned.

Carlos Quinten kept up his hitting ways, sending his 28th home run out on Wednesday. Alexei Ramirez also hit a long ball, his 9th on the year.

John Danks looks to pick up a victory on Thursday night in the series finale, hoping to split the series at two games a piece as the White Sox try to reclaim a strong lead in the AL Central.

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