First Place Still Belongs to Sox

When the White Sox leave the Metrodome Thursday night, they will do so, as they have every day since May 17th, in sole possession of first place. According to MLB.com's Scott Merkin, the team makeup should remain unchanged as well.

I'm sure the Sox would like to make a move, but to use a KWism, "I can't give you a dollar if I only have 50 cents." There's not a lot of pitching out there to be had, and the little that is available is overpriced and outside of the Sox talent-budget.

As for the game itself, the Sox got to face Livan Hernandez, who give up hits in bunches, while the Twins faced Gavin Floyd, who owns one of the league's lowest BAA. It's as simple as that. One team put a good pitcher on the mound, the other may as well have put Clay Council out there.

Offensively, every White Sox starter recorded a hit, even Paul Konerko. But it was Carlos Quentin who did the heavy lifting, driving in 4 runs with a solo shot and a bases clearing double. He would have added another RBI, but AJ Pierzynski was indecisive (and slow) moving to third on a single.

Gavin Floyd did what he's seemingly been doing all year, stepping up to stop a Sox losing skid. It was the third time this season that Floyd has earned the victory following a Sox losing streak of 3 or more.

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