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• Infielder Micah Johnson and outfielder Jason Coats from Class A Kannapolis were selected as North Division All-Stars for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game to be played June 18 in Lakewood, N.J. Johnson is hitting .320 with a baseball-best 47 stolen bases in 52 games, while Coats is hitting .283 with three homers and 32 RBIs.

• Monday night's White Sox starting lineup included all nine position players from the Opening Day lineup against Kansas City. The last time the White Sox had all nine Opening Day starters in the lineup at the same time was April 7 against Seattle. Both Gordon Beckham (April 10-June 3) and Dayan Viciedo (April 19-May 10) have spent extended time on the disabled list.

• Following Tuesday's 7-4 loss, 24 of the last 30 White Sox games have been decided by three runs or fewer. The White Sox are 13-11 record in those contests.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.