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Spring-training recap: White Sox 9, Angels 7

Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn

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Updated: April 16, 2012 8:26AM


Position watch

Brent Lillibridge already is penciled in as a key reserve, but Wednesday he continued to show that he should get plenty of playing time. Leading off, he went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to raise his batting average to .421 (8-for-19). He also has three doubles, two walks and two stolen bases.

Not Dunn yet

With his second home run, Adam Dunn is only nine behind his regular-season total from last year. More importantly, manager Robin Ventura said that Dunn looks more confident and comfortable at the plate in games and practice. He’s hitting .308 (4-for-13) with a double and six RBI. He also has walked six times and fanned just once, giving him a .526 on-base percentage.

Lefty filth

Southpaws Will Ohman and Matt Thornton are expected to be weapons out of the bullpen, and they have lived up to expectations. Each threw another scoreless inning against the Angels, keeping their ERAs at 0.00. The other lefty the Sox are eyeing for a bullpen spot is Hector Santiago. He has thrown five scoreless innings.

On deck

Sox (3-8) at Indians (3-7), 3:05 p.m. Dylan Axelrod (0-0, 11.25 ERA) gets the start.

Joe Cowley

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