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Posted: Jun 16, 2012 6:21:54 am
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Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Gavin Floyd allowed one run on just four hits as the Chicago White Sox earned an 8-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the third matchup in a four-game set. Joe Theismann Redskins Jersey . Floyd (11-6) lasted 7 2/3 innings yielding just one walk while striking out four for Chicago, which snapped a three-game losing streak and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Minnesota for first place in the AL Central. "This is a big one we obviously needed it after the first two games and you know, baseballs a funny game like that," Chicagos designated hitter Jim Thome said. "You just keep grinding it out, we have a very good club, we like where were at. We know theres some teams here coming up behind us we have to make sure we stay on top of our game." Carlos Quentin had three hits, including a double and homer, to finish with four RBI while Alexei Ramirez blasted a three-run homer. Livan Hernandez (10-8) pitched just four innings in allowing five funs on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout for the Twins, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Justin Morneau had an RBI double and a run scored while Denard Span and Jason Kubel each scored for Minnesota. "You want to win a series and thats it. You know a sweep would have been a bonus, especially against these guys, the first place team," Morneau said. "Theyre ahead of us. You know if we can make up two games in a hurry if we come back tomorrow thats pretty good. It could be a lot worse..they couldve came in and swept us." Quentins AL-leading 28th homer came with two outs in the first to give Chicago the early lead. Jermaine Dyes sacrifice fly in the third scored Orlando Cabrera, who led off with an infield single, to make it 2-0. Ramirez and Josh Fields hit back-to-back singles before a Cabrera walk loaded the bases for Quentin, who hit a three-run double in the fourth. Minnesota finally scored on a Morneau two-out double to plate Span in the bottom of the fourth. Chicago retaliated with Ramirezs three-run homer, his ninth, in the seventh that scored Paul Konerko and Nick Swisher. Bobby Jenks allowed two runs in the ninth for Chicago on a Delmon Young double the scored Morneau and a Brian Buscher RBI groundout. Game Notes Chicago leads the season series 8-6 and snapped a five-game losing streak at the Metrodome..The White Sox won their first game on turf since April 20 at Tampa Bay..Cabrera is a career .359 hitter against the Twins with 18 RBI and 23 runs scored..The Twins fell to 31-19 vs. AL Central opponents while the White Sox improved to 30-17 in the division. Dwayne Bowe Womens Jersey . -- Kevin Martin squeaked into the quarter-finals of the $100,000 BDO Canadian Open with an 8-3 win over Robert Schlender on Friday. Steven Jackson Youth Jersey . Bolduc, 23, has appeared in two NHL games with the Canucks this season, scoring no points with two penalty minutes. Jason Pierre-Paul Elite Jersey . Thats unusual for this football club. Henry Burris made it clear Monday he doesnt want to play for the team next season as either a backup to, or in tandem with, Drew Tate. David Wilson Jersey . England internationals Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney join Lampard and Terry on the list. Cristiano Ronaldo, who won last years title, is once again in the running for the award, which will be announced at FIFAs annual gala in Zurich on Dec. Matt Bosher Jersey .B. -- Brent Turnbull had a goal and an assist Thursday as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan beat the Halifax Mooseheads 3-1 in the lone game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Knicks have called a news conference for 1 p.m. (et) Tuesday to introduce Mike DAntoni as their next head coach. Late Saturday, the Knicks agreed in principle for DAntoni to take over as coach, and the New York Post reports DAntoni will get a four-year deal worth $24 million. After their first-round exit from the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns granted permission to the 2004-05 Coach of the Year to talk with other teams about their coaching vacancies, and the 57-year old DAntoni chose the Knicks. The Knicks, under new general manager Donnie Walsh, fired head coach Isiah Thomas last month, bringingg a close to his disastrous two-year run, during which New York stumbled to a 56-108 record. Jonathan Stewart Jersey. DAntoni left Phoenix despite his successful stint with the Suns. He led Phoenix to a 253-136 mark in four-plus seasons. The club twice reached the conference finals under DAntoni, but wasnt able to make the next step and advance to the NBA Finals. The Suns granted DAntoni permission to speak with other clubs after Phoenix lost their Western Conference quarterfinal series to the Spurs in five games. The Knicks were not the only club vying for his services, however, as the Chicago Bulls were also reportedly in the mix. ' ' '

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