ChiSox's Floyd Loses No-Hitter in Ninth

Mauer's double chases ace, but Twins can't rally in 7-1 loss
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2008 10:27 PM CDT
Chicago White Sox's Gavin Floyd pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Gavin Floyd's no-hit bid lasted until the ninth this time. Joe Mauer doubled with one out off Chicago's young right-hander for the Minnesota Twins' only hit and Floyd had to settle for a 7-1 victory as the White Sox ended a six-game losing streak.

Floyd was taken out to a standing ovation after Mauer's double to left-center and Bobby Jenks came on to get the final two outs. Floyd, who held Detroit hitless for 7 1-3 innings on April 12 before Edgar Renteria singled, walked three and struck out four. The only run the Twins could muster was aided by an error on Chicago left fielder Carlos Quentin in the fourth inning. (Read more baseball stories.)