Gavin Floyd was outstanding, allowing just one run in 7 23 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. But it wasn't good enough, as he was shouldered with the loss as the White Sox fell to Oakland 2-0 (still think pitcher win-loss records mean anything?). The Sox offense couldn't solve Tommy Milone, who allowed just three hits and no walks with five strikeouts over eight shutout innings. Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel accounted for half of the White Sox four hits.
Don Cooper joined Chicago Tribune Live to discuss Jake Peavy, as well as a few other topics regarding the success of the team's pitching staff. Cooper also added that Robin Ventura has given him "a lot of freedom to be myself." Video:
Cooper mentioned that keeping Jake Peavy healthy was key, although if he does need to hit the disabled list at some point this year, Dylan Axelrod could be able to fill in aptly. It's just four starts in Triple-A for Axelrod, but he does look pretty good.
If you missed it from earlier this week, he's Philip Humber hawking the Perfect Meatloaf Maker on David Letterman. Also, he's been excused from the White Sox for the birth of his child. Talk about a great week.
Around the division: First things first, and this has nothing to do with the AL Central -- Jose Canseco is back on twitter. Those were a scary couple of hours. The Twins will skip Francisco Liriano's turn in their rotation, Rany Jazayerli has a scathing missive on the Royals (who now have lost a dozen games in a row) and Seattle miraculously scored seven runs to beat Detroit.