Third to first

• Adam Dunn got the start at first on Wednesday, with Konerko on the bench. Dunn's 43 career homers against the Cubs are the second most among active players behind Albert Pujols (53).

"Last night, having played and the quick turnaround for Paulie," Ventura said of the reason for Dunn's start, with no designated hitter in the National League ballpark. "He'll be in there tomorrow, and Dunner won't be. It's just more of giving him that quick turnaround and going from there.

"Both of them probably [have good numbers at Wrigley]. You flip a coin with both of them as far as putting them in there. You can only play one of them. You can put Dunn in left, but I don't know if today's the day to do that."

• White Sox television play-by-play announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson missed Wednesday's game due to a sore throat. Steve Stone moved over to the play-by-play role, with Mike Huff serving as the analyst.

• The White Sox had an area scout present at the recent open workout of Chad Jones. The one-time teammate at LSU of current White Sox prospect Jared Mitchell originally went the football route after being drafted by the New York Giants, but never played following a 2010 car accident in New Orleans. Jones is being looked at as a left-handed pitcher, and he held some previous interest from the White Sox as a potential Draft pick before he chose football.

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