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AL GAME OF THE DAY

Gavin Floyd carries shutout into eighth inning

The Chicago White Sox pitcher strikes out a career-high 11 batters en route to a 5-1 victory over Boston.

September 06, 2009|Associated Press

CHICAGO — Gavin Floyd retired his first 17 batters, gave up only three hits in eight innings and struck out a career-high 11 on Saturday to pitch the Chicago White Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Floyd (11-9), who issued no walks, had a perfect game going before Nick Green lined a single to center with two outs in the sixth on a 1-and-1 pitch.

Floyd lost his shutout in the eighth when Jason Bay led off with his 31st homer to make it 4-1.

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