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Lillibridge's Three-Run Triple Helps Lead Sox To Victory

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Gavin Floyd continued his dominant pitching with seven-plus strong innings and Brent Lillibridge delivered a three-run triple to push Chicago past Oakland, 4-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Floyd (7-8) was perfect through five innings and wound up allowing a lone run on four hits while walking three and fanning five for the White Sox, who bounced back from a loss on Saturday to take the series.

Lillibridge also scored during a four-run sixth inning on a base hit by Juan Pierre, who finished 2-for-4 for Chicago, which has won 13 of its last 14 home games. Bobby Jenks worked a perfect ninth to record his 22nd save and preserve the White Sox's sixth win in their last seven games.

Gio Gonzalez (9-7) went the distance in the loss, allowing the four runs on six hits while not walking a batter and striking out a career-high 11 for the Athletics, who have dropped three out of four.

The Oakland southpaw was perfect through 4 1/3 innings before Carlos Quentin singled and advanced to second base on a Ramon Castro single. Dayan Viciedo flied out to the wall in right to push Quentin to third before Andruw Jones was hit by a pitch to fill the bases for Lillibridge, who lined his triple past a diving Matt Carson in right field to clear the bases. Pierre's bunt base hit then delivered Lillibridge to make it a 4-0 game.

Floyd retired the first 15 hitters he faced before issuing a leadoff walk to Cliff Pennington in the sixth. One out later, Carson lined a single to left- center to end the right-hander's no-hit bid. Rajai Davis followed with a looping single to center to plate Pennington to get the visitors on the board.

Daric Barton singled to right to load the bases for Jack Cust, who went down swinging for the second out before Kevin Kouzmanoff grounded out to end the threat.

Floyd was removed after a leadoff walk to Davis in the eighth. Matt Thornton and J.J. Putz combined to get the three outs in the inning before turning the ball over to Jenks.

Floyd had a 20 1/3 scoreless inning streak snapped when Oakland scored its only run. He is 5-2 with a 1.06 earned run average in his last 11 starts since June 8. During that stretch, he has allowed nine earned runs over 76 1/3 innings...Floyd is 3-0 in five career starts against Oakland...The White Sox's 18 wins in July were the most in that month since 1994 when they won 19. Gonzalez has lost all three of his career starts against the team that drafted him...The A's had won their last seven day games dating back to June 23 before losing Sunday...Davis extended his hitting streak to seven games while Pierre and Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox each pushed their hitting streaks to eight...Chicago embarks on an eight-game road trip Tuesday that starts with a day-night doubleheader in Detroit...Oakland starts a six-game homestand Monday against Kansas City...The season series is even at three games apiece.