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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gavin Floyd Shuts The Door on Red Sox Win Streak

The Red Sox rode into Sunday afternoons game on a six game winning streak, but right hander Gavin Floyd was determined to put a roadblock in the way of a four game sweep at home.

Floyd put together a gem, going 6 2/3 allowing just 1 ER, 3H, 1BB, while striking out 9 Red Sox hitters. All of those numbers--with the exception of the strikeouts--came after 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball.

Josh Beckett put up a quality start, going 6 2/3 IP, allowing 6H, 3ER, 3BB, 8K but on this day it wasn't good enough.

The scoring came in the first inning off Beckett, with Alex Rios driving in a run and Adam Dunn blasting his fifth homer of the year but the way Gavin Floyd was pitching, the lead felt much greater than three runs.

The Sox would put together a run in the seventh on a Cody Ross RBI single but the White Sox got it back in the bottom eighth with a single off Junichi Tazawa that scored Rich Hill's runner Alexei Ramirez from second.

Even though the Red Sox snapped their six game winning streak, Josh Beckett recorded his fourth straight quality start. On most nights the Sox would have won the game but tonight the offense got shut down. Hey, you can't win em' all right?

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