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• Utility infielder Angel Sanchez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain on April 14 (retroactive to April 10), said Thursday that he has seen improvement.

"It's way better than a couple of days ago," Sanchez said.

• Bears defensive back Tim Jennings, who finished with nine interceptions last season, threw out the first pitch Thursday.

• The White Sox have played Major League Baseball's most one-run games this year with 11. They have a 5-6 record in those contests.

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