But winning in come-from-behind fashion sure was important on Friday to get the team back on the right track after losing three straight to Detroit.
"It's amazing how we found a way to get some big hits [Friday night] at home," said A.J. Pierzynski, who singled in the go-ahead run. "We just couldn't do that against Detroit. To win, it was big, because it ends the momentum of losing -- it turns us around and gets us back on a positive note. You want to feel good about yourself, especially at home."
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen knew before his team took the lead that it could and would get there.
"When we played Minnesota and [Nick] Swisher hit that home run and we were down one, I got the confidence we're gonna win it," said Guillen, referring to his team's 7-5 come-from-behind win against the Twins on Monday. "Because I know [that] up by one in this ballpark for us is not that many."
That is why, Guillen explained, he brought in lefty specialist Matt Thornton to face left-handed hitters Ian Stewart and Omar Quintanilla instead of leaving Floyd in when trailing, 4-2.
"I want to keep the game close," Guillen said. "Because I could continue pitching [Floyd], because he was throwing good. But another run and we would have been deeper."
Floyd certainly appreciated the extra effort by the offense, having left the game on the hook for the loss. It would have been his first since May 23.
"I just want to win," Floyd said. "We have a good lineup and we're gonna keep fighting, especially if the other pitcher is pitching really well. We kept battling and put more runs on the board."
And, of course, for any good comeback to count, the bullpen has to do its part, too. Thornton, Scott Linebrink and Bobby Jenks allowed a combined one hit in 2 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking none.