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Adam Dunn busts out of slump at the right time for the White Sox

Sep 24, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT

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Adam Dunn entered tonight’s action batting .115 (2-for-21) with zero homers and an 8/3 K/BB ratio over his last seven games, but he picked a pretty good time to bust out of his recent slump.

Dunn helped the White Sox snap a five-game losing streak tonight by homering twice in a 5-4 win over the Indians. He had a solo shot to center field off Zach McAllister in the sixth inning and a go-ahead three-run shot to right-center field off Vinnie Pestano with two outs in the bottom of the eighth.

After hitting just .159 with 11 home runs last season in the first year of a four-year, $56 million contract, Dunn has 41 home runs and 94 RBI this season. This is the sixth 40-homer season of his career and his first since 2008.

The Tigers defeated the Royals 6-2 tonight behind ace Justin Verlander, so the White Sox remain one game in front in the American League Central.

  1. ptfu - Sep 25, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Dunn’s first two at-bats were awful. Struck out both times swinging for the fences, bat looked slow, missed by a foot. His next two at-bats used the same exact swing–still going for the fences–and he sure didn’t miss. The sixth-inning shot in particular was absolutely crushed.

    The eighth-inning blast that put the Sox ahead came on an 0-2 count. Shorten up the swing when in the hole? Hah. Never change, Dunner. Never change.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Sep 25, 2012 at 7:21 AM

      Dunn is even more dangerous a hittter than someone like Albert because with Pujols you know not to pitch to him when he’sa going goood. DUnnn, with his perennnial low 200s B.A. is tooo tempting not to pitch to. Not saying that he is anywhere near as producrtive or as valuable as Pujols it’s just that because the way the game is played Dunnn is dangerous.

  2. If the Shoe Fits - Sep 25, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    hehehehe slumpbuster.

  3. gmsingh - Sep 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    If the Sox didn’t have the long ball they’d be nowhere.

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