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Chicago White Sox

Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field | Manager: Robin Ventura
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
White Sox.2574741084.14
AL Central Division3rd3rd1st4th
American League 5th6th5th11th

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--INF/OF Mark Teahen has stayed with the team on the current road trip, receiving treatment on the strained right oblique that forced him onto the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 12. Teahen said Thursday that not only is the injury better, but that he should come off the DL on Friday, the first day he was eligible to return. But manager Ozzie Guillen has already hinted that Teahen will be sent down to Class AAA Charlotte to get a few at-bats in on a rehab assignment. Brent Morel, Omar Vizquel and Dallas McPherson had been holding down the fort at third in Teahen's absence.

--DH Adam Dunn played first base and batted fifth Thursday, and he went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts at Toronto. Manager Ozzie Guillen has been trying anything and everything to get Dunn going this season, including starting him at first base so he couldn't sit and dwell about his at-bats between innings. In Texas earlier this week, Guillen dropped Dunn in the order from the third spot to the fifth spot, looking to take some pressure off of him. Nothing seems to be working, but Guillen insists the White Sox have to keep marching the left-handed power hitter out there, with the hope that one game can get him jumpstarted.

--Manager Ozzie Guillen will use the rest of the four-game series in Toronto to get some of his players rest before the White Sox head to Boston. He said Thursday that 1B Paul Konerko is the leading candidate for that time off. "(Konerko) is a max-out ballplayer," Guillen said. "He bangs himself up mentally so much about hitting and stuff, and sometimes we have to get him out of there to make sure he relaxes a little bit. (Konerko) goes as hard as he can, and we want to help his body."

--LHP Mark Buehrle had a disappointing April, but he is establishing himself again as the team's stopper. The southpaw is 4-3 with a 3.92 ERA overall, but he is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last four starts. His win on May 21 was yet another milestone for Buehrle, as he became the all-time interleague win leader with 24, snapping the tie he had with Jamie Moyer.

--2B Gordon Beckham has quietly been turning his season around since being moved all the way to the bottom of the lineup, going 8-for-21 (.381) with six runs in his last seven games. But manager Ozzie Guillen praised Beckham for his defense this year, saying that Beckham never took his offensive struggles out to the field with him. The error he committed Wednesday against Texas ended a 59-game errorless streak -- 293 total chances -- dating back to Aug. 27, 2010.

BY THE NUMBERS
6-19 -- The White Sox's record in their last 25 games played in Toronto, including Chicago's 3-1 win Thursday.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I just don't feel comfortable at the plate. I'm not doing very well, and I'm not pleased. But you're going to go through cycles like this. I'm just hoping to get out of this funk quick." -- CF Alex Rios, after he went 0-for-4 Thursday, dropping his average to .201.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGJose Abreu , 1B.305
HRJose Abreu , 1B31
RBIJose Abreu , 1B83
OBPAdam Dunn , DH.362
SLGJose Abreu , 1B.636
RJose Abreu , 1B56
SBAlexei Ramirez , SS17
WChris Sale , SP10
ERAChris Sale , SP1.88
WHIPChris Sale , SP0.86
KChris Sale , SP122
SVRonald Belisario , RP8
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