MLB: Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 0

July 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) -- Gavin Floyd hurled 7 2/3 shutout innings and Kevin Youkilis homered Saturday, sparking the Chicago White Sox to a 2-0 whitewash of Toronto.

Floyd (7-8) didn't allow a runner as far as third, handcuffing the Blue Jays on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

The left-hander tossed 61 of his 100 pitches for strikes while winning the for the third time four starts for the American League Central-leading White Sox, who racked up their fifth straight triumph.

Matt Thornton recorded the final four outs for his second save.

Youkilis smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning for the game's only runs, knocking his third long ball in five games.

Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero (8-4) was tagged with the loss, surrendering two runs on four hits in a six-inning effort.

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