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CHICAGO —Frustrated after a pair of strikeouts, Adam Dunn watched video of his
first two at-bats between innings to see why he was missing so many pitches in
such an important game for the Chicago White Sox. Assessing his swing with
hitting coach Jeff Manto, Dunn apparently figured out the problem. The burly
slugger homered in consecutive plate appearances, including a clutch three-run
shot in the eighth inning, and the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on
Monday night to maintain their one-game lead in the AL Central. Dunn also went
deep in the sixth as Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak and stayed in
front of second-place Detroit, which beat Kansas City 6-2. The top two teams in
the division each have nine games left. “The last homer, that probably was the
most important so far in my career,” Dunn said. “That was a win we needed.” The
designated hitter drove an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (3-3) over the wall in
right-centre with runners on the corners and two out in the eighth, putting
Chicago ahead 5-3. Kevin Youkilis kept the inning alive with an infield single
off third baseman Jack Hannahans glove before Dunn connected for No. 41 on the
year. “We were struggling to score runs,” said Dunn, who entered the game in a
2-for-21 skid. “That guys tough man. I hadnt been seeing the ball real good. He
left the pitch over and it was one I was kind of swinging and missing at for
about a week. Just happened to hit the barrel.” Said Pestano: “You cant make
mistakes to those guys. You have to get ahead and you have to bring it. I wasnt
throwing my off-speed for strikes tonight. That had me leaning on fastball,
missed a spot and he got me.” Brett Myers (3-3) pitched the eighth for the win.
The Indians got a run in the ninth when Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-out RBI double
off Donnie Veal, who then retired Jason Kipnis on a grounder to convert his
first save opportunity of the season. Dunn reached 40 homers in a season for the
first time since 2008 and the sixth time in his career. Its quite a turnaround
from last season, when he batted .159 with 11 homers in his first year with
Chicago. This has become one of the most enjoyable and crucial stretches of his
career. The slugger has never reached the playoffs in 12 big league seasons.
“Its baseball. I dont look at it being important or this or that. This is your
job,” Dunn said. “Obviously eveerybody wants to get to the post-season, but its
just fun. Adrian Peterson Womens Jersey. Its fun right
now when every single game matters. I think a lot of times you put a lot of
pressure on yourself. Take a step back once in a while.” And thats what he did
after falling into the 0-2 hole against Pestano. “With Youk getting that base
hit, its a spot you want to be as a hitter,” Dunn said. “People look at it as
pressure or this and that but to me, I love being in that situation. Obviously
theyre a lot tougher than other situations but sometimes you get them, sometimes
you dont.” Cleveland starter Zach McAllister struck out seven in six innings and
was charged with two runs and four hits. Chicago ace Chris Sale gave up 10 hits
in seven innings, including Russ Canzlers two-run homer in the sixth that gave
the Indians a 3-1 lead. The White Sox had another run cut down at the plate in
the fourth when Alejandro De Aza tried to score from first on Youkilis double
into the left-field corner. Catcher Lou Marson took the relay throw from third
baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and first base umpire Dan Bellino, who was covering
the plate, called De Aza out. A replay showed that De Azas foot hit the plate
before the tag. The White Sox tied it in the fifth on another close play after
Alex Rios singled and A. J. Pierzynski walked. After a fielders choice put
runners at the corners, Alexei Ramirez hit a grounder to shortstop and just beat
the relay throw to first, allowing Rios to score on the failed double play.
Cleveland grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third on Kipnis single and Asdrubal Cabreras
double to right. NOTES: Dunn is the sixth player in White Sox history to reach
40 homers in a season, joining Frank Thomas, Paul Konerko, Albert Belle,
Jermaine Dye and Jim Thome. ... Indians OF Michael Brantley (sore groin) was out
of the starting lineup. Manager Manny Acta said Brantley was injured during a
rundown against Kansas City. He said Brantley will “need a day or two.” ... Acta
said SS Jason Donald (wrist) was “a little sore” after swinging a bat Sunday,
the first time hes done so since being hit by a pitch Sept. 14. There is no
timetable for his return. .... White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Jake Peavy
might be pushed from Wednesday to Thursday, meaning he would pitch the opener of
the final four-game home series against the Rays. ’ ’ ’