The Chicago White Sox needed a win in the worst way on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Thanks to starter Gavin Floyd and a potent lineup, they were able to get the job done. The Sox earned a 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs behind four RBI from Gordon Beckham and a stellar effort from Floyd. The Sox move to 36-33 with the win, while the Cubs move to 24-45.
Floyd allowed four hits while striking out four over 6.1 innings to improve to 5-7. The South Siders' offense was able to get to Cubs pitchers early and often. Adam Dunn drove in his 53rd run of the season in the third inning to get scoring started with a single to left field to score Eduardo Escobar. Paul Konerko and Gordon Beckham would add RBI singles in the third and fourth innings, respectively, until Beckham's three-run homer in the sixth broke the game open for good.
Cubs starter Randy Wells lasted just 3.2 innings, surrendering five hits, four walks and three earned runs.