Posted September 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez was a late scratch from Chicago's starting lineup on Sunday after he arrived late to U.S. Cellular Field. Ramirez was listed as the No. 2 hitter in the original lineup posted in the clubhouse for the game against the Kansas City Royals, but was replaced by utility player Ray Olmedo. Chicago entered the game with a two-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central. Ramirez is hitting .273 with nine homers and leads AL shortstops with 66 RBIs. The White Sox were also without Adam Dunn and Kevin Youkilis for a third straight game. Dunn is day to day with a strained right oblique, while Youkilis is expected back on Monday after returning home for the birth of his son.

Pierzynski calls rumors 'completely baseless'

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Ozzie: Strasburg nobody's business

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White Sox's Floyd set for Wednesday return to rotation

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White Sox 5, Royals 4

Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers and Paul Konerko each homered to back Chris Sale's six solid innings and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Sale (16-6) scattered five hits and struck out six over six innings, winning his eighth straight decision at U.S. Cellular Field and helping Chicago end a six-game skid against Kansas City. He allowed...

Adam Dunn Out with Oblique Injury

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White Sox 6, Tigers 1

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Royals-White Sox Preview

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Ozzie Guillen Makes Dig at Yankees Collapse While Ranting About Stephen Strasburg Situation

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White Sox Fans Need to Show Up or Shut Up for Tigers Series

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Moustakas' RBI single lifts Royals over White Sox

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Tigers-White Sox Preview

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