The White Sox looked like the team everyone expected to see in the 2011 season on Thursday night as they took advantage of Fausto Carmona to romp to an 8-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians at the Cell. The victory saw the Sox earn a sweep of the short home series, helping them make up some ground against the first place Indians.
Despite giving up a run in the first inning, Gavin Floyd turned in a great start on the evening, holding the Tribe to just that run on five hits over seven innings pitched. He also struck out three. Cleveland’s Fausto Carmona wasn’t so lucky, as the Sox knocked him around to the tune of eight earned runs on seven hits over five innings pitched.
Those runs came largely due to the bats of Carlos Quentin, Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, and Alexei Ramirez, all of whom had two RBIs a piece. Quentin hit his ninth home run of the season, while Ramirez and Konerko both had doubles.
The Sox will remain home as they begin interleague play when the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town. First pitch in that game will be at 7:10 P.M., CDT.