Originally written August 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Chicago White Sox's lineup just doesn't look the same when the team captain is out of it. That was evident once again Monday night, as Chicago struggled to score runs in the 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. That meant Adam Dunn carrying the load with two solo homers, but having to play first base with Paul Konerko out. That meant catcher A.J. Pierzynski forced into the designated hitter role. And that meant Alex Rios bumped up from his normal fifth spot in the order to the cleanup role that Konerko usually occupies. But it wasn't all bad for the Sox. They may have lost the first game in the series, but they did get some good news about Konerko and the concussion that landed him on the seven-day disabled list. Four days in advance of being eligible to be activated, Konerko received an encouraging checkup at Rush University Medical Center. "He was checked out and everything is looking good," manager Robin Ventura said. "(Tuesday) he&...
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