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Third to first

Adam Dunn has been playing more games at first base than Paul Konerko during Abreu's absence because Konerko has dealt with occasional back stiffness.

"Sometimes that happens where he gets locked up," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of Konerko's back. "Right now, it has worked out better to have Dunner over there where he's able to do it."

Dunn has made 14 starts at first, with Konerko making six.

Chris Sale was amused by the video of him lip-syncing and dancing to Call Me Maybe from Alex Rios' wedding in '12 that made its way to TMZ Sports. Sale enjoys karaoke, with his go-to song standing as Man in the Mirror.

"I thought he was great. I thought he was really good," said a smiling Ventura of Sale. "That needs to be a competition on our team. He seems like he likes to have fun. That's what I took away from that."

• Kyle Long, the Bears offensive lineman, threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches prior to Wednesday's game. Long was selected by the White Sox in the 23rd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, but the left-handed hurler didn't sign.

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