Gavin Floyd is single handedly trying to lead the Sox (48-51) to the postseason. Floyd started the first game after the all-star break against the Tigers and led them to victory against Justin Verlander. On Friday Floyd was even better leading the Sox to a 3-0 victory against the Cleveland Indians (51-47).
The Sox had the chance to put the game out of reach early on Friday, but once again they couldn’t get that key hit. In the first three innings alone, the Sox stranded seven runners on base. The offense finally clicked in the fifth on one swing when Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer to left which gave the Sox a 3-0 lead which would turn out to be all they would need,
Gavin Floyd continued his dominant second half of the season Friday in Cleveland. Floyd went seven and two-thirds and allowed no runs on just four hits. The Sox righty improved to 8-9 on the season. Sergio Santos faced just one batter in the ninth, and earned his 19th save on the season.
Carlos Carrasco took the loss for Cleveland. Carrasco played with fire early but always pitched out of it. That was until the fifth when he allowed the homer to Quentin. Carrasco went six and a third and allowed three runs on six hits. The Indians righty is now 8-8 on the season.
The Sox will go for the series win on Saturday evening.