How it happened: Gavin Floyd was on top of his game, tossing seven-plus shutout innings while allowing only three hits to a very potent Texas lineup. The White Sox offense did the rest as Rangers' starter Derek Holland clearly wasn't at his best, and the Sox took advantage. The bats pounced on the lefty for five runs during his 3 1/3 innings pitched, including a two-run homer by Brent Lillibridge that started off the scoring.
What it means: The White Sox continue their up and down ways, following their three-game losing streak with two consecutive victories. However, they failed to gain any ground on the first-place Detroit Tigers, who held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7. The White Sox are five games behind the Tigers for first and a half-game behind the Indians for second.
Outside the box: MRI results on Carlos Quentin's left shoulder revealed a sprained AC joint, and the right fielder was listed as day-to-day. Gordon Beckham ended an 0-for-14 skid with a fourth-inning single.
What’s next: After and off-day on Monday, the White Sox start a two-game set against the Los Angeles Angels as Mark Buehrle (10-6, 3.14) takes on Ervin Santana (9-9, 3.12) at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday at Angel Stadium.