We are now two games in to the second half of the season, and the White Sox couldn’t have picked a better time to play two of their best games of the season. Friday Gavin Floyd was dominant and the offense supplied eight runs to lead the Sox to an 8-2 win over Justin Verlander and the Tigers.
Saturday it was Edwin Jackson’s turn to keep the Sox (46-48) rolling. Jackson, who has been pretty inconsistant all season, picked the perfect day to throw a gem. The Sox righty went all nine innings allowing no runs on nine hits. Jackson improved his record to 6-7 on the season and lowered his ERA to 3.97.
The offensive stars for the Sox Saturday were Juan Pierre and Carlos Quentin. Pierre had four hits and also stole two bases. Quentin had three hits including his 18th homer in the second inning which turned out to be the only run the Sox would need.
Max Scherzer pitched well for the Tigers (49-45) in defeat. Scherzer went eight innings and allowed just two runs on eight hits. The Tigers righty fell to 10-5 on the season.
The Sox will go for the series sweep Sunday in Detroit.