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Floyd stifles Indians

Jul 23, 2011 - 4:47 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Gavin Floyd dazzled Cleveland hitters over 7 2/3 shutout innings, guiding the White Sox past the Indians, 3-0, in the first of a three-game set at Progressive Field.

Floyd (8-9) gave up just four hits, walked none and fanned five to pick up his second straight win. In his last two starts Floyd has allowed just one earned run and 10 hits over a combined 15 1/3 innings.

Carlos Quentin went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and Adam Dunn went 2-for-5 for the White Sox, who have won five of their last nine tilts.

"I gave my team a chance to win today, so that's all I could ask for out of myself," said Quentin. "You know, the story is Gavin. He did unbelievable."

Carlos Carrasco (8-8) was pegged with the loss, giving up three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Carrasco, who lacked command of all his pitches throughout the game, walked four batters and escaped several early-inning jams before giving up the Quentin homer in the fifth.

"Carlos [Carrasco] gave us a chance despite having battled throughout the first four or five innings with a lot of traffic out there," said Indians manager Manny Acta.

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-3 with a double -- Cleveland's only extra-base hit -- as the Tribe dropped their third straight contest.

After leaving seven runners on base through four innings ,the White Sox jumped ahead to a 3-0 lead in the fifth. Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn hit back-to-back singles to left, setting the table for Quentin, who blasted a 2-1 offering into the left field stands.

The Indians looked to answer back in the bottom of the frame after putting runners on the corners, but Jason Kipnis, making his major league debut, spoiled the opportunity by flying out to right.

Cleveland looked to put together two late rallies, but the White Sox relief effort proved to be too much for the Indians. The Indians put runners at second and third with two outs in the eighth, but reliever Matt Thornton stymied the potential rally after Juan Pierre chased down a deep Orlando Cabrera fly ball to left-center, ending the inning.

Cleveland attempted to piece together another rally in the ninth after Michael Brantley led off with a single then moved to second on a defensive indifference, but Thornton came up big for Chicago again. Thornton was able to retire Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis Hafner before Sergio Santos came in to record the one-out save, his 19th of the year, by striking out Matt LaPorta.

Game Notes

First pitch was at 7:50 p.m. (et) following a 45-minute rain delay...Hafner played in his 1,000th career game, 977th with the Tribe...Pierre went 0-for-4 and snapped a 12-game hitting streak...Quentin hit his 13th home run as a visitor this year.