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Tyler Flowers and Konerko also homered for the White Sox, who won their fourth straight overall.
The White Sox were 5-13 against the Tigers in 2011, including the last six meetings.
"You want to win divisional games. Tigers are going to be there, they're too good of a team, they're going to be there, all we can hope is that we're going to be in the mix at the end and be in that fight, too," Konerko said. "All I know for sure is that those two games are in the books. Other than that I don't know anything else so it is good to get those two games and put them in the books.".
The White Sox improved to 4-0 in the division.
Floyd (1-1) pitched around three walks and three hit batters. He struck out six and allowed only three hits.
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"I thought he did a good job of taking advantage of our aggressiveness," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "He got a lot of swings on balls, on bad pitches. It was a pretty good game plan on their part. We're an aggressive team and he took advantage of that."
"I just got hit in the shoulder, and it's my throwing arm. Just to be safe, you might as well come out of the game and not risk anything," said Wilk.
Wilk (0-1) left with a bruised shoulder but is expected to make his next start. He allowed two runs on three hits in five innings Saturday. He struck out four and walked one.
"I thought he did a good job. He moved the ball around pretty good. Gave up a couple solo homers, but no walks before it, so that was all right. He did a good job, it's just too bad he got hit by the foul ball, we just couldn't take a chance," Leyland said. "He should be OK for his next start."
In the sixth inning, Floyd escaped trouble again. He allowed a leadoff a double to Jackson. After he struck out Boesch, Floyd walked Fielder and Young to load the bases. He then ended the inning by striking out Alex Avila.
"He pitched great. He was aggressive early," Flowers said. "Most importantly I think the pitches that he missed he missed in good spots where they were effective setting up the next pitch."
Ramirez homered on a 1-2 pitch from Wilk in the second inning to give the White Sox a l-0 lead.
Flowers homered with two outs in the fifth inning. The ball landed deep into the left field seats. Flowers started at catcher to give A.J. Pierzynski a day off.
Flowers said the calming influence of new manager Robin Ventura has been a factor in the team's early success.
"I guess you can say that. We all know him, he is a little bit more laid back than most, but he has jumped us a few times when we needed to be jumped," said Flowers. "We play hard, I think we see that, we play as a team, more so since I've been here I think. Actually there has been a little more camaraderie and such going on in the clubhouse, on the field and in the dugout and I think that's better for the team. I think that ends up picking up everybody else when they struggle."
Wilk had a 5.40 ERA with no decisions in five relief appearances in 2011. He was added to the rotation after Doug Fister was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a left rib muscle strain.
|White Sox starter Gavin Floyd walks three and hits three but settles down to throw six scoreless innings and earn the win. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|Austin Jackson, CF||4||0||3||0||0||0||0||.433|
|Brennan Boesch, RF||4||1||1||1||0||1||3||.257|
|Miguel Cabrera, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.286|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||2||0||.345|
|Delmon Young, LF||1||0||0||0||1||1||1||.280|
|Alex Avila, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||4||.320|
|a- Gerald Laird, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Jhonny Peralta, SS||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.267|
|Andy Dirks, DH||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.300|
|b- Brandon Inge, PH-DH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Raburn, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.080|
|a-popped out for Avila in the 9th|
|b-grounded out for Dirks in the 9th|
|2B - Austin Jackson (3, Floyd)|
|HR - Brennan Boesch (1, Crain)|
|RBI - Brennan Boesch (6)|
|CS - Brennan Boesch (1, 2nd base by Floyd/Flowers)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Peralta-Raburn-Fielder|
|Adam Wilk (L,0-1)||5||3||2||2||1||4||2||3.60|
|HBP - Flowers (by Collin Balester)|
|WP - Collin Balester 2 (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wilk 62-40, Collin Balester 30-21, Daniel Schlereth 33-18|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wilk 5-6, Collin Balester 1-3, Daniel Schlereth 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Adam Wilk 19, Collin Balester 8, Daniel Schlereth 7|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.276|
|Brent Morel, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.136|
|Adam Dunn, DH||4||0||1||1||0||2||2||.192|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||4||1||1||1||0||1||1||.407|
|Alex Rios, RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.190|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||4||1||1||1||0||0||2||.222|
|Dayan Viciedo, LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Brent Lillibridge, LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Tyler Flowers, C||2||2||1||1||0||1||1||.167|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.136|
|2B - Brent Morel (1, Balester), Adam Dunn (1, Balester)|
|3B - Alejandro De Aza (2, Schlereth)|
|HR - Paul Konerko (1, Schlereth), Alexei Ramirez (1, Wilk), Tyler Flowers (1, Wilk)|
|RBI - Alejandro De Aza (4), Adam Dunn (3), Paul Konerko (7), Alexei Ramirez (2), Tyler Flowers (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Alejandro De Aza (1), Alexei Ramirez (2), Tyler Flowers (1)|
|SB - Tyler Flowers (1, 2nd base off Schlereth/Avila)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Beckham-A. Ramirez-Konerko, Flowers-Beckham, Beckham-Konerko|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Gavin Floyd (W,1-1)||6||3||0||0||3||6||0||3.09|
|Jesse Crain (H,1)||2||2||1||1||0||2||1||2.25|
|HBP - Young (by Gavin Floyd), Dirks (by Gavin Floyd), Young (by Gavin Floyd)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Gavin Floyd 98-57, Jesse Crain 30-21, Matt Thornton 11-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gavin Floyd 7-2, Jesse Crain 4-0, Matt Thornton 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Gavin Floyd 24, Jesse Crain 8, Matt Thornton 3|
|Attendance - 33025|
|Game Time - 2:44|
|Temperature - 63|
|Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson|