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• First baseman Eric Hosmer celebrated an anniversary on Friday. It was exactly one year ago that he hit his first Major League home run at Yankee Stadium in a 4-3, 11-inning Kansas City win.

• Closer Jonathan Broxton had allowed only four hits in his last six appearances entering Friday's series opener.

• Outfielder Alex Gordon entered Friday hitting .344 in his last 15 games against the White Sox.