Posted June 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
Having finally run into an outstanding stretch at the plate, Adam Dunn probably would have preferred playing the last couple of days. The slugger hopes to keep swinging a hot bat and lead the well-rested Chicago White Sox to their fourth win in five games Friday night at Minute Maid Park when Chris Sale takes the mound against the Houston Astros. Behind Dunn and a resurgent offense, the White Sox (28-35) have scored 26 runs while hitting nine homers over their last five games after totaling 26 runs and one home over their previous 10. Dunn went 8 for 15 with four homers and seven RBIs to help Chicago win three of four before Wednesday's rainout and Thursday's scheduled day off. Dunn, among the major league strikeout leaders with 79, has whiffed only three times in his last four contests while raising his batting average from .156 to .182. He'll likely get a chance to continue that production despite facing left-hander Erik Bedard in the opener of this four-game series. Though ...
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