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• Chris Sale was not a happy man after giving up Delmon Young's three-run, game-deciding homer in the sixth inning of Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Tigers. But if the talented lefty stays on schedule, he should face Detroit again in next Thursday's series finale at home and can put that particular pitch to Young in his memory bank.

Actually, that ninth slider thrown to Young in three at-bats was not a bad pitch, with Young even saying that he basically took it off the ground and got lucky. But as White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper pointed out, Sale might need to "dirt that thing" in regard to using a slider in that same location.

"If you see the pitch, it's a great pitch. It just didn't work out," Cooper said. "We'll move on to the next. There were a lot of good things [from Sale] I thought. But you can't hang your hat with him or us as a team with a lot of positive stuff. We didn't win the game."

• The White Sox Carolina League affiliate at Class A Winston-Salem improved to 87-50 with a victory Sunday, clinching the best full-season Minor League record. The Dash are 43-25 in the second half, after posting a 44-25 first-half record.

• White Sox general manager Ken Williams issued the following statement concerning the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, the well-known actor who narrated the 2005 White Sox World Series video.

"Michael was a close friend," said Williams. "He was the nicest, kindest guy anyone could ever know. He was a great fan of the Chicago White Sox and often called me to offer advice. His friendship will be missed."

• Kevin Youkilis snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a first-inning single and Alex Rios snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a fifth-inning double during Monday's 4-2 victory over the Twins.

• Chris Sale was not a happy man after giving up Delmon Young's three-run, game-deciding homer in the sixth inning of Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Tigers. But if the talented lefty stays on schedule, he should face Detroit again in next Thursday's series finale at home and can put that particular pitch to Young in his memory bank.

Actually, that ninth slider thrown to Young in three at-bats was not a bad pitch, with Young even saying that he basically took it off the ground and got lucky. But as White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper pointed out, Sale might need to "dirt that thing" in regard to using a slider in that same location.

"If you see the pitch, it's a great pitch. It just didn't work out," Cooper said. "We'll move on to the next. There were a lot of good things [from Sale] I thought. But you can't hang your hat with him or us as a team with a lot of positive stuff. We didn't win the game."

• The White Sox Carolina League affiliate at Class A Winston-Salem improved to 87-50 with a victory Sunday, clinching the best full-season Minor League record. The Dash are 43-25 in the second half, after posting a 44-25 first-half record.

• White Sox general manager Ken Williams issued the following statement concerning the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, the well-known actor who narrated the 2005 White Sox World Series video.

"Michael was a close friend," said Williams. "He was the nicest, kindest guy anyone could ever know. He was a great fan of the Chicago White Sox and often called me to offer advice. His friendship will be missed."

• Kevin Youkilis snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a first-inning single and Alex Rios snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a fifth-inning double during Monday's 4-2 victory over the Twins.