Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/11/12
To say that the Chicago White Sox depend on the long ball for victories is an understatement. This hit-or-miss strategy paid off Friday night as the White Sox hit four solo home runs to defeat the Oakland Athletics 4-3. With Gavin Floyd on the mound, the Athletics jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second inning. In recent Floyd fashion, he settled down after this early deficit and pitched a decent game. Eventually going six-plus innings, Floyd gave up no additional runs and only five hits total. After Floyd’s departure, the Sox bullpen, which has been absolutely stellar during the last few weeks, came in to close out the final nine outs. The newest bullpen addition Brett Myers came in during the ninth and ended up getting the win. The Sox offensive effort consisted of four solo shots off of the bats of A.J. Pierzynski, Dayan Viciedo, Alexei Ramirez, and Jordan Danks. Pierzynski’s was his 22nd of the season and he continues to eclipse his previous season high in pretty much all ...
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