Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/26/12
Gavin Floyd finally solved the Minnesota Twins with nine strikeouts in seven shutout innings and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. Floyd (6-7) didn't walk a batter and increased his scoreless streak to 13 1-3 innings while beating the Twins for just the fifth time in 17 career starts. Rios added a single and a stolen base to go with his two-run homer and Alexei Ramirez had two hits and an RBI for the first-place Sox. White Sox closer Addison Reed gave up a two-run single to Jamey Carroll in a shaky ninth inning, but got Denard Span to ground out to pick up his 10th save in 11 chances. Twins starter Liam Hendriks (0-5) yielded three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings, losing an unlikely pitching duel between two struggling right-handers. Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham, Trevor Plouffe and Ben Revere each struck out twice for the last-place Twins, who are trying to make up some ground on the White Sox in the mediocre AL Central. Minnes...
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