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• Manager Robin Ventura had an interesting take when asked Friday if the approach to this weekend's series with Detroit is different because the White Sox are the hunted team atop the American League Central.

"We're always the hunted," Ventura said. "That's just one of those that everyone is the hunted. Nobody goes out there and gives you anything, so whether you're in first place or third place, everyone plays hard. So for us, it doesn't change."

• Class A Winston-Salem put five players on the Carolina League postseason All-Star Team, with first baseman Dan Black leading the way as the Carolina League Most Valuable Player. Infielder Carlos Sanchez, outfielders Brady Shoemaker, Trayce Thompson and Michael Earley (utility spot) also were honored. Sanchez and Thompson currently are playing for the playoff-bound squad at Triple-A Charlotte.

Tommy Thompson earned Manager of the Year honors. The Dash held the best record in the Carolina League and second-best among full-season Minor League teams at 84-50.

• Gordon Beckham was struck in the right hand by a Doug Fister pitch in the second inning of Friday's 7-4 loss to the Tigers but only suffered a bruise. Kevin Youkilis lost part of a nail on his right hand when it was struck by Jhonny Peralta's grounder leading off the eighth. The ball bounced to shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who threw out Peralta.

• Manager Robin Ventura had an interesting take when asked Friday if the approach to this weekend's series with Detroit is different because the White Sox are the hunted team atop the American League Central.

"We're always the hunted," Ventura said. "That's just one of those that everyone is the hunted. Nobody goes out there and gives you anything, so whether you're in first place or third place, everyone plays hard. So for us, it doesn't change."

• Class A Winston-Salem put five players on the Carolina League postseason All-Star Team, with first baseman Dan Black leading the way as the Carolina League Most Valuable Player. Infielder Carlos Sanchez, outfielders Brady Shoemaker, Trayce Thompson and Michael Earley (utility spot) also were honored. Sanchez and Thompson currently are playing for the playoff-bound squad at Triple-A Charlotte.

Tommy Thompson earned Manager of the Year honors. The Dash held the best record in the Carolina League and second-best among full-season Minor League teams at 84-50.

• Gordon Beckham was struck in the right hand by a Doug Fister pitch in the second inning of Friday's 7-4 loss to the Tigers but only suffered a bruise. Kevin Youkilis lost part of a nail on his right hand when it was struck by Jhonny Peralta's grounder leading off the eighth. The ball bounced to shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who threw out Peralta.