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Third to first

• Ventura mentioned that Adam Dunn could play left field at some point in the two games at Wrigley Field, with no designated hitter in the National League ballpark and Eaton on the disabled list.

Jose Abreu's glove flip to Scott Carroll at first on Lonnie Chisenhall's grounder in the sixth inning of Saturday's 2-0 loss, with the ball stuck in the glove, was not a first-time occurrence in Abreu's career.

"It happened to me in Cuba," said Abreu through interpreter and White Sox manager of cultural development Lino Diaz. "You have to react fast, and you have to do it in the best possible way.

"That happened so fast. There was not much I could do. I just threw the glove so we could make the out."

Carroll made the catch and play without a problem, leading to another Abreu highlight reel moment.

"I was kind of [surprised], because I didn't know it got stuck in his glove at first," Carroll said. "When he tossed his glove, I just laughed in my head and I wanted to corral it and made sure I got the glove for the out."

• Carroll became just the third pitcher in White Sox history to allow one earned run or less in each of his first two career appearances (both starts). Kip Wells (1999) and Fred Klages (1966) are the other two pitchers to accomplish such a feat.

"He knows how to pitch," said Ventura of Carroll. "It has been impressive to see him come in here and take a shot at it and grab a hold of it."

• Jeff Keppinger started 3-for-8 with a home run and two RBIs in his first two rehab games for Double-A Birmingham. Felipe Paulino allowed one earned run over two innings and 46 pitches in his first rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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