Gavin Floyd pitched 7 1-3 scoreless innings to get his 10th victory and Nick Swisher, Brian Anderson and Alexei Ramirez homered in the Chicago White Sox's 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
Oakland had captured the first two games of the four-game series to cool off the White Sox, who'd won seven straight before the A's came to town.
Floyd (10-4), who was 8-10 in his career entering this season, allowed only three singles, walking three and striking out six.
Oakland's Ryan Sweeney _ who was part of the trade that sent Swisher to the White Sox in the offseason _ spoiled the shutout with a solo homer leading off the ninth against reliever Scott Linebrink.
Swisher hit a solo homer against Greg Smith, his 12th this season, to make it 1-0 in the second. Anderson, who also made a couple of nice catches in center field, hit a two-run shot in the fifth _ his fifth of the season _ after a leadoff single by Orlando Cabrera for a 3-0 lead.
Ramirez, who was 3-for-3 with a walk, led off the bottom of the eighth against Andrew Brown with his seventh homer.
Smith walked Swisher to start the sixth and was replaced by Chad Gaudin, who gave up a single to Ramirez and then a two-run double to Cabrera that deflected off the glove of third baseman Jack Hannahan.
Smith (5-7), who pitched a complete game four-hitter in his previous start against the Angels, went five-plus innings, allowing five hits and four runs while tying a career high with six walks. The rookie lefty had beaten the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field with a strong seven-inning performance in April.
Chicago's Jermaine Dye made a nice running catch of Kurt Suzuki's foul fly in the fourth and his momentum carried him over the railing and into the seats along the right field line. Sweeney, who was on first after getting Oakland's first hit off Floyd, was awarded second because Dye left the field of play. Floyd then pitched out of it as Anderson tracked down Jack Cust's drive to center and Mark Ellis fouled out.
Notes:@ SS Bobby Crosby became the third Oakland player in four days to go on the DL. Keith Foulke and Eric Chavez went earlier in the week. Crosby has a strained left hamstring. ... Chicago closer Bobby Jenks hopes to be available to pitch again Tuesday after an MRI and CT Scan taken Saturday were negative. Jenks had been bothered by tightness in an area below his left shoulder in his upper back and hasn't pitched since June 29. ... A's OF Carlos Gonzalez sat out because of a tight hamstring.