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White Sox Go For First-Ever Sweep At Wrigley On ESPN Tonight

(Sports Network) - Struggling former first-round draft pick Gavin Floyd can help the Chicago White Sox to a crosstown road sweep tonight when they complete a three-game interleague series with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The 27-year-old Maryland native, chosen fourth overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2001, has won just once in seven starts since defeating Texas for his first victory of the season on April 29.

He got a no-decision against the Cubs in his lone career meeting with them last June, allowing just four hits and a run in seven innings.

The White Sox earned a 2-1 verdict in Saturday's second game, when Mark Buehrle pitched into the seventh inning and Paul Konerko drove in a pair of runs.

Buehrle (4-6) fanned seven, didn't issue a walk and let up eight hits in 6 2/3 shutout frames for his first win in four starts.

Konerko finished 3-for-4 and upped his RBI total to 46 as the club picked up their fourth consecutive victory and fifth in six games. Konerko also has a 17-game hitting streak at Wrigley Field, the longest among active players.

Carlos Silva (8-1) was handed his first loss of the 2010 campaign, snapping a six-start win streak in the process. In seven innings, the early-season standout was reached for seven hits and two runs with a pair of walks and six strikeouts.

Ryan Theriot collected three hits and an RBI and Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 for the Cubs, who went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in falling for the fourth time in five games.

Floyd got a tough-luck no-decision in his last start on June 8, allowing just six hits and a run - with eight strikeouts - in six innings of a game the White Sox lost, 7-2, against Detroit.

The Cubs go with veteran lefty Ted Lilly, who makes his 10th start of the season with eyes on his second win.

The 34-year-old Californian was a 5-1 winner in his initial outing on April 24 at Milwaukee, but has gone 0-5 with eight no-decisions since, including an 0-2 mark in four starts at Wrigley.

His last home assignment came May 27 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and ended in a no-decision after he gave up three hits in seven shutout innings. The Cubs won the game, 1-0.

Lilly is 5-2 in 10 lifetime starts against the White Sox, last facing them on June 20, 2008 - a 4-3 Cubs win at Wrigley in which he allowed seven hits and three runs with eight strikeouts.

The White Sox won their season series with the Cubs a year ago, taking four of the six matchups.