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Mixed results for White Sox' Floyd in spring finale

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With mixed results, right-hander Gavin Floyd threw about 80 pitches Monday in his final tuneup for the regular season.

Floyd allowed four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in the White Sox' final Cactus League game. Floyd struck out four and walked two. Three runs came in the second inning, when he gave up Brooks Conrad's

"I feel real good, I feel strong,'' Floyd said. "The second inning I got in the stretch and started rushing a little bit. I got behind a lot of hitters, but bounced back. Even the hits they got, they were good pitches and I got weak contact for the most part.''

A 17-game winner with the Sox in 2008, Floyd said early in camp that his goal is to win 20 games. The No. 3 starter in the rotation, he'll face the Texas Rangers in the third game of the season on Sunday night in Arlington, Texas.

"I worked on my changeup, a cutter, and worked on using both sides of plate with all my pitches,'' he said of spring training. "I tried to refine things, become better as a pitcher. I feel good. Today, I lost some curveball and fastball location, but I got it figured out, got it back.''

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