The Chicago White Sox put an end to a five-game winning streak by defeating the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Gavin Floyd earned the win in his first start since coming off the disabled list, allowing six hits and two earned runs over six innings while striking out one and walking six.Floyd improves to 8-8 with the victory. The South Siders are now 51-45 on the season, one game behind the Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central. Minnesota falls to 40-56.
Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios each hit home runs for the White Sox. Konerko's three-run homer was his first of the month and got scoring started in the first inning. Dunn and Rios clubbed homers in the third inning, which gave Floyd all the support he needed.
Alejandro De Aza and Konerko each finished with three hits for the White Sox.
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