Third to first

Third to first

• Konerko had high praise for former teammate Mark Kotsay, whose 17-year-career will come to an end after the 2013 season. The two played together with the White Sox during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

"He was great. Helped me a lot. You would be hard pressed to find somebody that doesn't like Mark Kotsay," Konerko said. "He's just a real cool dude. He was a heck of a baseball player as well. He just knows the game. He can see situations before they would happen.

"Just on top of it, but definitely a rally the troops kind of guy. Hilarious most of the time."

• Alexei Ramirez became the fourth White Sox shortstop in franchise history to go 4-for-4 with a homer in a game during Monday night's 12-1 victory, according to Elias. He joined Luke Appling (1936), Ron Hansen (1967) and Ozzie Guillen (1985).

• Adam Dunn's eight homers are the most by any opposing hitter against the Twins this season.

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