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White Sox Fri Apr 09 2010

Sox Bats As Cold As The Weather, Lose 5-3 in 11 Innings

Clutch hitting has been hard to come by for the South Siders as they drop their second straight decision to the Indians in extra innings. They were just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base in this one.

Sox starter Gavin Floyd pitched well enough to keep his team in the game only giving up two runs in just six innings of work. He struck out seven as well. He left before his team re-took the lead in the bottom of the seventh on a Carlos Quentin two-run homer, his first of the season. It would be a short lived lead as Sox reliever Matt Thornton would give right back in the top of the eighth.

They would lose in extras as the Indians scored a pair in the 11th to seal the deal. The lack of offense couldn't come at a worse time as the Sox welcome their favorite team in the Central, the Minnesota Twins to town over the weekend.

They need to figure out their hitting woes and soon because the Twins are coming in on a bit of a roll at 3-1. The Twins have an upgraded offense from last season, including former White Sox slugger, Jim Thome.

John Danks (0-0) will make his first start of the year against the Twins Francisco Liriano (0-0). First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. CT.

 
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