The White Sox on Sunday probably played their best game of the season. They pitched well, their offense came through early and often, and they played well on defense. More importantly they took the rubber match against the first-place Texas Rangers and finished off the nine game homestand with a 5-4 record.
The Sox began their offensive explosion by plating four runs in the third inning. Brent Lillibridge continued his breakout season getting the Sox on the board with a two-run homer. Alejandro De Aza stretched the lead to 4-0 with a two-run double. The Sox added one more in the fourth on an RBI single by Paul Konerko to put the Sox up 5-0. Juan Pierre put the Sox up 7-0 in the fifth with a two-run single. The Sox would add three more in the eighth, highlighted by a two-run homer by Alex Rios, to end the scoring at 10-0.
Gavin Floyd pitched great for the White Sox on Sunday. Floyd went seven innings and allowed no runs on just three hits. The Sox righty improved to 11-10 on the season.
Derek Holland had a tough outing for the Rangers in Sunday's finale. Holland went just three and a third innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. The Rangers lefty fell to 11-5 on the season.
The Sox will enjoy an off day on Monday before heading West to begin a five game road trip. The trip will begin in Los Angeles Tuesday evening against the Angels.