KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 18: Gavin Floyd #34 of the Chicago White Sox warms up during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 18, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
The White Sox used three solo home runs and a strong performance from Gavin Floyd to defeat the Royals on Tuesday night to remain three games up in the A.L. Central.
The White Sox hit three solo home runs and Gavin Floyd threw seven strong innings as the White Sox won their fifth game in a row Tuesday evening.
Alejandro De Aza led off the game with a home run off of Luke Hochevar. The Royals would answer with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning on a Billy Butler single.
That is how the game would stay until the sixth, when Gordon Beckham hit his 16th homer of the year to tie the game. In the seventh, Alex Rios gave the White Sox the lead for good with a home run on a 3-0 pitch.
Floyd, who was making his second start since experiencing elbow soreness, retired the last 10 batters he faced. Matt Thornton and Addison Reed picked up where Floyd left off, as they retired all six of the batters they saw.
The White Sox are now 81-66 and retain their three-game lead in the A.L. Central, as the Tigers defeated the Athletics.
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