White Sox Shut Down Stumbling Tigers

Floyd carries no-hitter into eighth inning to raise his record to 2-0
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 12, 2008 6:07 PM CDT
Chicago White Sox's Orlando Cabrera watches after hitting a solo home run against Detroit Tigers during the third inning of a baseball game on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Gavin Floyd nearly took his success against Detroit to a new level. Floyd held the Tigers hitless until Edgar Renteria singled with one out in the eighth inning today and pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 7-0 victory. Floyd (2-0) had never pitched more than seven innings in the majors. His no-hit bid ended when Renteria hit a liner that fell in front of right fielder Jermaine Dye.

Floyd, 25, struck out four and walked four in 7 1/3 innings on a 39-degree day. Exactly a week earlier, Floyd pitched six solid innings to win at Detroit in his first outing of the season. Floyd is now 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA in four starts against Detroit since last September. He is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts against other teams in that span.